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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Preparing students for the digital world | Features - San Francisco Examiner

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District says, We all know that being safe and successful in the digital world is now essential knowledge.

SFUSD educators aim to guide students to make good decisions while using the powerful technology that permeates their lives. 
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That’s why this week schools across the City will be teaching lessons related to digital citizenship.

As the largest public school district in California to be recognized as digital citizenship certified by common sense education, we continue to promote safe, appropriate, and responsible online behaviors for students and staff. This means our schools commit to incorporating multiple lessons throughout the school year...

By the time our students reach high school, digital tools are essential to accessing information and building knowledge. However, given the “alternative facts” littered across the internet, we spend time teaching our students to be critical consumers of the material on the screen in front of them. Who is the author? What is their point of view? Who is the intended audience? Where was it published and in what medium? When was it written? Are valid sources cited?...

Learn more about Digital Citizenship week in SFUSD at

Source: San Francisco Examiner