Samaritans on the Digital Road

OCSB's Digital Citizenship Program


"Samaritans on the Digital Road" is a resource for the Ottawa Catholic School Board community (staff, parents and students) to help develop digital citizenship skills and to develop an understanding of digital integrity.

This resource is built upon the shoulders of Jesus' parable about The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Guided by key verses in the parable, at each grade level the lessons will focus on the following four areas:

  • Being a citizen;

  • Being a digital citizen;

  • Being part of an online community

  • Challenges on the digital road

All of the lessons from Samaritans on the Digital Road are available on this website under the drop down menu titled "student curriculum." Just click on your child's grade level to see the details of how they will be learning about being a responsible digital citizen.

Exploring the Parable

Students will explore this parable every year, with each grade level focusing on a different guiding verse to deeper understand our mission to show mercy to each other. The links below lead to the lesson plans for the appropriate grades.

And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" (Gr.11)

And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?"

And he answered, "You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbour (Gr. 3) as yourself. (JK/SK)

And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this and you will live." (Gr. 10) But wanting to justify himself, (Gr. 5) he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" (Gr. 2)

Jesus replied and said, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers (Gr. 7), and they stripped him and beat him (Gr. 8), and went away leaving him half dead. And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side (Gr. 9). But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him and bandaged up his wounds (Gr. 1), pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when return I will repay you.' Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?"

And he said, "The one who showed mercy toward him." (Gr. 6)

Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." (Gr. 4)