What is Digital Citizenship?

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According to the Child's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), all schools should teach their students the importance of internet safety.  This education should include the following:

  • Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;

  • The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications;

  • Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;

  • Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and

  • Measures restricting minors' access to materials harmful to them.