Cyber Safety & Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship

In Austin ISD, technology plays an important role in helping us create a learning environment that empowers all teachers, students, and parents. As a district, we value privacy, security, and transparency. We hope you’ll take some time to learn more about the digital tools available to your student, as well as our commitment to data protection and internet safety. Detailed information can be found using the links available on this site.

We are working hard to ensure that digital citizenship and internet safety skills are part of classroom culture at every grade level in Austin ISD, and we hope you will continue these conversations at home. We have a shared responsibility to talk to with our students about how they interact online and encourage healthy and safe digital habits. Austin ISD relies heavily on the excellent support resources from Common Sense Media. Information from Common Sense Media revolves around the following strands:

Media Balance & Well-Being
Privacy & Security
Digital Footprint & Identity
Relationships & Communication
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
News & Media Literacy

Social Media

On Austin ISD’s wifi network, student access to many social media services is blocked. However, students with smartphones can use cellular networks to access all Internet content and apps. Teachers have full access to all Social Media. As of this writing, Austin ISD is evaluating how Social Media can be used as an instructional tool.

We are very excited about how the transformative use of technology in Austin ISD will assist us in our mission to provide all students with the 21st century power skills we value most: collaboration, connection, communication, cultural proficiency, creativity, and critical thinking. We hope you will join us on our digital learning adventure. With great power comes great responsibility. Parents and schools must work together.

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