DVMS students have been participating in technology lessons on how to stay safe on social media and technology. DVMS is in the final stages of obtaining Digital Citizenship certification through Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/).
As part of the process of obtaining certification, we created a Common Sense Media Task Force to create and write the DVMS Digital Citizenship Vision:
At Diablo Vista Middle School, we empower learning with 21st Century skills, provide the tools necessary to teach digital citizenship skills necessary
for success at home, at school, and in the future. Included in this are ethical use, responsible decision making, respectful interaction, and respecting the power of the tools we use in a modern connected world.
Learn more about the lessons and videos students participated in and watched, on topics including, cyber-bullying, digital footprints, social media, thinking before clicking and much more.
We also encourage you to check out Common Sense Media's website and download their smartphone app. This independent, non-profit organization specializing in helping families make smart media choices. Whether you or your child are considering watching a movie, playing a video game or downloading an app, they have independent, age-based reviews and ratings. They have great resources for kids, parents and educators on being a good digital citizen and helping families understand and navigate the problems, tools and opportunities of
our digital world.
Our own SRVUSD website, www.digitalsrvusd.net is another great resource to "educate students, staff, and the community on effective ethical, and safe use of online and digital." Check out the resources, tools and periodic This website provides information on cyber-bullying, online privacy, intellectual property and digital footprint. Consider bookmarking the site and subscribing to receive periodic updates on current relevant digital issues that affect your students!