Lessons in Digital Citizenship


At each grade level, lessons guided by key verses in the Parable of the Good Samaritan will focus on the following areas:

Being a Citizen

In Grades K- 3, I will learn...

  • the story of the Good Samaritan.

  • the phrase "Love your neighbour as yourself";

  • that I can be a good neighbour at school;

  • what it means to be a good citizen;

  • how Jesus was a good citizen;

  • real world examples of model citizens;

  • different forms of media.

In Grades 4-6, I will learn...

  • the story of the Good Samaritan

  • the phrase "Love your neighbour as yourself"

  • that I can be a good neighbour at school;

  • to reflect on and discuss what it means to be a Responsible "Citizen"

In Grades 7-9, I will...

  • identify & define what it means to be a responsible citizen;

  • identify Jesus' message in the parable of The Good Samaritan;

  • identify the traits of a 'citizen' and be able to identify how a citizen connects to others;

  • reflect on ways people behave that make them vulnerable to attack.

In Grades 10-12, I will...

  • learn the value and importance of respect, consideration, and responsibility for others, and how to demonstrate them in my everyday life;

  • learn that by helping others during times of need, I too can bring "good news" to the world.

Being a Digital Citizen

In Grades K- 3, I will learn...

  • about different ways to be a 'peacemaker' and a 'good neighbour';

  • what it means to have access to technology;

  • proper etiquette for the internet;

  • to avoid advertising & pop- ups;

  • how to keep myself safe and post photos safely;

  • proper etiquette for the use of technology.

In Grades 4-6, I will learn...

  • to reflect on and discuss what it means to be a "Digital Citizen";

  • to use proper etiquette on the internet;

  • to have a positive digital footprint;

  • to create and keep passwords private.

In Grades 7-9, I will...

  • reflect on the positive and negative long- term effects of posting photos of me and others;

  • identify what it means to be a responsible citizen in an online world;

  • recognize inappropriate online behaviour;

  • identify the traits of a digital citizen and be able to identify how a digital citizen connects to community in an affirming, honourable way

In Grades 10-12, I will...

  • learn what it means to be a Catholic digital citizen who engages online with awareness, making responsible decisions and using an informed moral conscience.

Being Part of an Online Community

In Grades K- 3, I wil...

  • understand that it is important to find balance in the time I play with devices and other ways;

  • learn to make a positive digital footprint;

  • look at online blogs and identify how they are positively affecting the world;

  • learn how I need to be responsible in the digital community and how I can collaborate with others in my class and across the world.

In Grades 4-6, I will learn...

  • to reflect on and realize all the positive benefits online communities can have;

  • examples of online communities currently creating positive change in the greater world;

  • how to participate in an online community creating positive change.

In Grades 7-9, I will...

  • understand that our digital footprint becomes a permanent part of our reputation;

  • identify ways to be purposefully positive in my online behaviour;

  • demonstrate an understanding of how I can make a difference by being positive;

  • understand how participating on the internet can promote the social good;

  • make my classmates feel good about themselves.

In Grades 10-12, I will...

  • learn how being a Catholic digital Citizen can help connect me to people within Canada, as well as to contribute toward social justice and the common good through online social mediums.

Challenges on the Digital Road

In Grades K- 3, I will learn...

  • how to use my imagination as a learning tool;

  • that technology is a tool that we use with our imagination and the gifts that God has given us;

  • how to find websites that are "Just Right For Me" and to avoid unsafe and inappropriate ones;

  • to think through diff icult situations;

  • how to be a good neighbour in many times and places.

In Grades 4-6, I will learn...

  • how I can keep myself and others safe and secure online;

  • to question information I find online;

  • the impact of being a bystander in the online world and how it can connect to my real life.

In Grades 7-9, I will...

  • be able to explain the appropriate response to inappropriate content on the internet;

  • know best practices that will keep me safe online;

  • understand how to create a positive online reputation and be able to advise others how to do so as well;

  • identify some ways to determine if a website is a good source;

  • examine ways to evaluate online content.

In Grades 10-12, I will...

  • learn how to model and practice Catholic digital citizenship and understand how important it is to treat others with dignity online because everyone is created in the image of God;

  • learn what to do when I encounter online material about piracy, pornography, credit card use (fraud), online harassment, and prostitution.