Digital Wellbeing

Digital citizenship curricula must strive to show students possibilities over problems, opportunities over risks, and community success over personal gain. – Dr. Kristen Mattson Author, Digital Citizenship in Action

Media Literacy

  • Understand and respect intellectual property
  • Evaluate accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of resources
  • Seek multiple perspectives on global issues and social problems

Digital Citizenship

  • Positive, respectful and civil social interactions
  • Meaningful contributions in online communities
  • Authentic connections between learning community and global community
  • Support social justice using technology

Digital Wellness

  • Balance digital and real life engagement
  • Manage online reputation
  • Social-emotional awareness
  • Recognizing unsafe digital interactions (sexting, addiction, hate-speech, grooming) and enacting plans to stay safe

Inclusive Design

  • Diversity of design teams
  • Cultural representation of in software testing
  • Develop tools that can solve a problem for one, but can be used by all (UDL, Assistive Tech)
  • Ethical creation of software (non-addictive, predatory design)


Ensuring student health, safety, and support first can lead to better outcomes for engagement and challenge. Thus, the resources below are organized into categories based on the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model from the Michigan ASCD and the National ASCD. Resources curated to share directly with families sheltering in place can be found on the Family Resources page.


Digital Citizenship Competencies

DigCitCommit Digital Citizenship Competencies

  • Informed
    • I evaluate the accuracy, perspective, and validity of digital media and social posts
  • Inclusive
    • I am open to hearing and respectfully recognizing multiple viewpoints and I engage with others online with respect and empathy.
  • Engaged
    • I use technology and digital channels for civic engagement, to solve problems and be a force for good in both physical and virtual communities.
  • Alert
    • I am aware of my online actions, and know how to be safe and create safe spaces for others online.
  • Balanced
    • I make informed decisions about how to prioritize my time and activities online and off.