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In today's world, teaching kids about digital citizenship is essential. When we equip them with the skills to think critically and navigate online spaces on their own, that's how they really grow.

A future of successful learning starts with digital citizenship

Explore the Digital Citizenship collection

Layer by layer: Unpacking the skills behind a digital citizen

BrainPOP X Common Sense Education

In this one-hour webinar, we’re diving into the skills every kid needs for the digital world. Join us for tangible ways you can strengthen digital citizenship in your class, no matter what subject you teach.

October 24, 2023 6:00 PM EDT

Digital Citizenship is emphasized for one week every year, but including it in your curriculum year-round just might be the secret to your students’ success as learners.

In BrainPOP classrooms, teachers are fostering key literacy skills like critical thinking and comprehension that create strong digital citizens every day. 

With every activity and assessment they complete, students are learning how to assess information and make stronger connections, no matter what subject you teach.

Developing these essential literacy skills is the foundation to student success.


It strengthens their ability to think critically, launching kids into a future where they’re able to curate, consume, and analyze information online and in the real world. 

A BrainPOP classroom is where digital citizens grow. Start building yours today.

Frequently asked questions about digital citizenship

Digital citizenship is the responsible use of technology by students. It encompasses digital literacy, online ethics, and safe behavior, ensuring students know how to respect themselves and others in the online world

  What is digital citizenship?  

  When is digital citizenship week 2023?  

Digital citizenship week kicks off Monday, October 16th and ends on Sunday October 22nd.

  Why is digital citizenship important to teach in school?  

Proper digital citizenship training ensures students use technology safely, ethically, and responsibly. It equips them with skills to combat cyberbullying, maintain a positive digital footprint, protect their information, and discern credible online resources.

  What are the digital citizenship competencies?  

Digital Literacy

Understanding and effectively using digital tools

Online Etiquette

Practicing respectful online communication

Digital Footprint Awareness

Recognizing the long-lasting nature of online actions

Cyberbullying Recognition and Reporting

Identifying and standing against online bullying

Privacy Knowledge

Understanding the importance of protecting personal information online

Ethical Online Behavior

Recognizing the rights and responsibilities of online actions, such as copyright rules

Safe Online Interactions

Knowing how to interact safely with others online and recognizing potential online danger

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