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Digital Citizenship Information for Parents

Digital Citizenship Information for Parents & Caregivers

Kutztown Area School District believes in and promotes the safe, thoughtful, and responsible use of technology and online information. To that end, we ensure students are educated on network etiquette and other appropriate online behavior, including interaction with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response (Pol. 815). We educate students on strategies to best access, evaluate, and use information to meet their educational goals. Further, we equip them with the practices to make good decisions and wise choices when confronted with online information that conflicts with expectations of the District, while at home, or in a public setting.

To that end, we have a K-12 curriculum on digital citizenship emphasizing the areas of:

  • Self-image & Identity
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
  • Information Literacy
  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

plugged in parents

Resources and Tip Sheets

Family Media Agreements

Internet Safety for Elementary Kids

Internet Safety for Middle School Kids

Internet Safety for High School Kids

Distraction, Multitasking, and Time Management

Managing Screen Time


Home Filtering

The district-owned devices provided to students have internet content filters that monitor and block harmful content both at home and school. 

Read more about our Internet Filter Services

Filtering @ Home:

You can have control over your home internet access on devices (personal laptops, cell phones, game devices, etc). Options available for filtering your home internet include:

  • Contacting your internet provider (many providers have features for home filtering);
  • OpenDNS (service applied to your home internet modem/router)
    • OpenDNS Family Schiled (free)
    • OpenDNS Home (free)
    • Open DNS Home VIP (annual cost)