Every year, the third week of October is dedicated to teaching good digital citizenship in hopes that all students will become safe and smart when using technology. Being a digital citizen is all about taking ownership of our actions and using technology responsibly and respectfully. By teaching digital citizenship and literacy we can empower students to think critically and participate responsibly in the digital world. Teachers at OLOA engage in activities/talks with students on a regular basis to educate them on their roles and responsibilities as Digital Citizens. In a virtual world that we live it, our digital footprint is very important.
The Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents from the Government of Canada is designed to prepare parents and guardians for the conversations they should have with their children when they first start using digital devices.