"Digital citizenship is character education in a networked world."
Media and technology are at the center of kids' lives every day. From a very young age, kids use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own.
Barrow County School System values the rich learning experiences that technology brings to our classrooms. We believe that our students must be taught how to use online resources responsibly. With parents and families as our partners, we can help our students to gain skills, understanding, and mind-sets that will enable them to be responsible and safe in digital environments.
Digital citizens think critically about what they see online, understand the benefits and risks of sharing information, and balance screen time with other activities. But digital citizens aren't born—they're taught by parents and teachers! We encourage you to explore our six categories for digital citizenship to learn how to be a digitial citizen.
Common Sense Media
Since 2003, the nonprofit organization Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. They are focused on building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities. BCSS does not have an affiliation with Common Sense.
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The Barrow County School System is evaluating the use of a system called "Bark" to monitor our student's interactions on their school-issued Google Accounts.
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