Every year I speak with students about what it means to be a good digital citizen. We discuss ideas for staying safe on the internet, always being respectful with our communications, and regulating screen time. We talk about the fact that you cannot trust all the information on the internet. If students come across unsafe or inappropriate behavior online they are advised to let a grown up know. It is reassuring to hear how many parents have had conversations with their children about these issues and how many parents monitor their children's online activity.
Here is a Padlet where fourth graders have posted what kinds of technology they use regularly. After our discussion about being a good digital citizen they have posted their ideas about using technology safely.