Digital Citizenship

Every student at Santiago Elementary School will become a responsible digital citizen who knows how to harness the learning potential of all types of digital media safely, effectively, ethically and respectfully. In order to accomplish this goal, Santiago will initiate the following plan during the 2017-2018 school year.

Saddleback Valley Unified has researched and developed lessons to support our students' understanding and use of Digital Citizenship throughout their school years and beyond.

We have partnered with Common Sense Media to provide families with resources and tips for educating yourself and your children on "all things digital."

Digital Citizenship Project Leader: Howard Johnston, Principal

Digital Citizenship Plan


  • Add link to Common Sense Education to school website
  • Select a "Project Lead" for Digital Citizenship Certification


  • Write school's digital citizenship vision
  • Distribute at least one Family Tip Sheet or Family Media Agreement to all parents


  • Join Edmodo or EdWeb Digital Citizenship Group


One more family outreach:

  • Host a teen panel for families
  • Facilitate parent discussion group
  • Training Title I coordinators and/or PTA leaders to facilitate ongoing family engagement activities, such as informal discussion groups using Connecting Families resources
  • Publish article about the importance of digital citizenship in the school newsletter
  • Add the Making Sense blog widget for families on school website


  • Collect photos, videos, newsletters, or other artifacts
  • Submit Certification form online
  • Complete DC Certification School Implementation Plan
  • Complete DC Teacher Worksheet

Digital Citizenship Lessons

  • Each Trimester, at least one digital citizenship lesson will be delivered