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Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 16-20

California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
September 28, 2017

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals:

FALL DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEEK: OCTOBER 16–20, 2017

In collaboration with Common Sense Education, the California Department of Education (CDE) will celebrate Fall Digital Citizenship Week from October 16 to 20, 2017. California focuses on digital citizenship each fall to emphasize the importance of ongoing discussions of the topic. Participants will focus on the 21st century skills California students need to succeed in school and in life. More specifically, Digital Citizenship Week highlights ongoing efforts to empower students in the areas of critical thinking, online safety, and the responsible use of technology at school and at home.

Fall Digital Citizenship Week 2017 focuses on:

  • Evaluating sources/fake news
  • Social media
  • Smart device use/gaming
  • Positive online presence

For more information (including access to a comprehensive toolkit with classroom as well as family resources), please visit the CDE Digital Citizenship Week Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/et/dc/dcwk2017.asp. If you have any further questions, please contact Geoff Belleau, Education Programs Consultant, Educational Data Management Division, by phone at 916-324-9943 or by e-mail at gbelleau@cde.ca.gov.

I encourage you to share this information with your staff.

Sincerely,

Tom Torlakson

TT:ka
2017-06425

Last Reviewed: Friday, September 29, 2017

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