Symbols of Digital Citizenship

Standards:

Task: In English class we have been studying symbols that authors include in their writing to add depth and meaning.  At the start of the year, we also had several lessons on digital citizenship, or what it means to be a responsible citizen in a digital world.  Now, you get to combine this learning to create symbols that relate to digital citizenship.  In the “statement of meaning” column below, write what the listed symbol could possibly represent, and then come up with two symbols of your own at the bottom.  You will ultimately present your symbols by creating a digital infographic!

Symbol

Statement of Meaning

Permanent Marker

Expect that anything that gets put on the internet is there permanently.

Notebook

Lock & Key

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Heart

Plug

Mirror

Soap

Magnifying Glass

Band-Aids

Seeds

GUIDE: Symbols of Digital Citizenship

Symbol

Statement of Meaning

Permanent Marker

Expect that anything that gets put on the internet is there permanently.

Notebook

If everything you wrote was kept in a journal, would you be comfortable with someone reading it?

Lock & Key

Keep passwords and personal information locked tight and safe; do not tell anyone.

Toothbrush

Don’t share personal information, as you would not share a toothbrush.

Toothpaste

Once it’s out, you can’t get toothpaste back in the tube. Just like information-once it’s out, can’t take it back. Think about what you put out.

Heart

Show love and respect to your fellow users.

Plug

Unplug! Don’t be connected all the time! Go outside and enjoy the world.

Mirror

Imagine it connected to your device. If you looked in it, would you be happy with what you see?

Soap

Keep it clean!

Magnifying Glass

Will your posting hold up under close scrutiny?

Band-Aids

We all make mistakes, and a band-aid could fix it in the past. Now our mistakes can be found on Google!

Seeds

What seeds are you sowing right now; can they grow into a bigger problem? Will your grown plant be a strong, positive representation of who you are?