Responsible Use Agreements
At UNIS Hanoi, we believe that digital citizenship is the responsibility of all members of the UNIS community. All students in grades 4 – 12 are required to sign a Responsible Use Agreement. These agreements form the backbone of our common understanding of what it means to be a responsible citizen in a digital environment. They are written as a series of positively formed statements to help students make responsible choices when interacting online.
Family Media Agreements
We encourage families to have candid discussions about expectations and responsibilities when it comes to media and screen time. Every family has a different set of dynamics, but a great place to start this discussion is with the Common Sense Media Family Agreements:
HS Digital Citizenship Week
Grade 9 and 10 students at UNIS Hanoi do two “Deep Dives” into topics relating to Digital Citizenship each year. They investigate and discuss topics that are important but are not directly connected to their other classes.
Grade 9 Digital Citizenship
Grade 10 Digital Citizenship
Happy, Healthy and Balanced
We believe the purpose of Digital Citizenship is for people to use technology to be happy, healthy, and balanced. Certain tools can help give students and parents what they need in order to help make good decisions regarding tech.
In addition, here are some articles in the news that you may find interesting related to the concept of digital citizenship.
Common Sense Media
We have based our Digital Citizenship curriculum on the work of Common Sense Media and Harvard Project Zero’s GoodPlay Project. We have adapted the 8 strands of Common Sense Media’s Scope and Sequence into the follow 6 strands.
The Creative Commons is a great resource for both kids and adults. By copyrighting their work with CC licenses, artists are able to protect their work while also sharing with the world. We seek to educate students about how to search, use, and attribute Creative Commons media in their blog posts, class presentations, and elsewhere.
Internet Safety, Privacy and Security
Self-Image and Identity