Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety Lessons for Students

  • Georgetown ISD feels strongly that all students should be prepared to be good citizens in digital environments, just as they are expected to be good citizens in the physical world.  Students will receive instruction on the safe and proper way to use technology and on digital citizenship and internet safety topics including media balance & well-being; privacy & security; digital footprint & identity; relationships & communication; cyberbullying, digital drama, & hate speech; and news & media literacy.

    In accordance with the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires schools to educate students about appropriate online behavior.  This includes education on interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and on cyberbullying awareness and response.

    Georgetown ISD is revising our Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety lessons, and an updated version will be forthcoming.


    Every student in GISD has a technology device issued to them for use in their learning. Get the scoop on student use of devices in GISD by watching the Digital Student News video below!


Elementary Family Tips from Common Sense Education

Middle & High School Family Tips from Common Sense Education

Responsible Use of Technology in GISD

  •  Digital Citizenship Technology is integrated throughout the work and learning days of employees and students, and responsible use of technologies goes hand-in-hand with the privilege of technology access.

    Below you will find official district policies which cover the responsible use of technology by employees and students, as well as official internet safety policy and web publishing regulations. All employees and students agree to follow these policies by virtue of their association with the school district.
    As an employee, it is important that you be familiar with and folow these policies. If you are a teacher, it is important that you hold your students to the standards of these policies through modeling responsible use and requiring your students to practice responsible use of technology for learning,  regardless of whether the technology is district owned or personally owned.
    GISD's responsible use policies are built on the foundation of the Digital Citizenship. You can read more about this concept at

Technology Policies