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Digital Citizenship


Welcome back Students!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer vacation.  Here at Harper ISD, it is our goal to teach you about technology, how to use it and make it a positive part of your adult lives.  The link below will take you to the  Digital Citizenship and Cyber bullying Awareness Program that ALL 6th-12th graders will need to complete within the first 6 weeks of school.  It should not take you more than 30 minutes to complete.  Have a wonderful year!

2017-2018  HISD Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying Awareness for Students


Digital citizenship goes beyond just being safe online.  To be a good digital citizen, consider these tips from Common Sense Media:

  1. Think before you post or text -- a bad reputation could be just a click away. Before you press the "send" button, imagine the last person in the world that you’d want seeing what you post.
  2. What goes around comes around. If you want your privacy respected, respect others' privacy. Posting an embarrassing photo or forwarding a friend’s private text without asking can cause unintended hurt or damage to others.
  3. Spread heart, not hurt. If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online. Stand up for those who are bullied or harassed, and let them know that you’re there for them.
  4. Give and get credit. We’re all proud of what we create. Illegal downloading, digital cheating, and cutting and pasting other people’s stuff may be easy, but that doesn’t make it right. You have the responsibility to respect other people’s creative work -- and the right to have your own work respected.
  5. Make this a world you want to live in. Spread the good stuff. Create, share, tag, comment, and contribute to the online world in positive ways.

Elementary Students (Grades K-5)

Visit NetSmartz Kids to view videos, e-books, and play games to learn more about staying safe online.


Secondary Students (Grades 6-12)

Visit NetSmartz Teens to view videos, comics, and play games to learn more about posting online, cyberbullying, gaming, and more.