digital citizenship poe

Digital Citizenship POE


  • For what grade levels is this curriculum designed?The curriculum digital citizenship POE was designed for students in grades 8 through 10, although it can be adapted to accommodate students in grades 6 through 12. Modification suggestions are included at the end of each activity, and will help to target students at different learning levels.
  • How do I know if these lessons are right for me and my students?The curriculum addresses many different subject areas, including: civics, economics, language arts, technology, computer science, and fine arts. Each activity within the curriculum includes a descriptive overview and a list of related subject areas that should help you determine whether the activity is right for you and your students.
  • Must I implement all activities within a unit to achieve meaningful results?It is not necessary to implement all activities within a unit to achieve meaningful results. The activities within each unit – and the units themselves – were designed to be standalone, yet complementary. This modular approach allows you the flexibility to implement the units and activities that are most appropriate for your students, your subject areas, your time availability, and your own level of comfort.
  • What kind of personal information do you collect about students on the student Web site?We do not collect any personal information of any kind on any of our student users. Please refer to our Privacy Policy ( for additional information.
  • The computers in our school lab are blocking access to What can I do?If you are having trouble accessing the MyBytes Web site from school, please contact your school’s tech administrator. As an alternative, encourage students to use home computers, library computers, or other public computers to access the site. While the curriculum includes many options for incorporating MyBytes into an activity, most activities do not require students to access the site in order to meet the learning objectives.
  • Who created this curriculum?Topics Education, a developer of custom curriculum and education outreach campaigns, conceived of, designed, and wrote the curriculum. Topics Education worked in conjunction with current educators to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs and requirements of educators, is relevant, and resonates with students. The curriculum and its related Web sites are co-sponsored by Microsoft.
  • May I make copies of the curriculum to give to colleagues?Yes, you may make copies for nonprofit, educational purposes, or under applicable exceptions, such as fair dealing, or the exceptions for educational institutions. You may also make and distribute copies for your colleagues for nonprofit, educational use.
  • Why am I asked to register for the curriculum?We ask you to register so that we may provide you with a password to download the curriculum. You may opt in to receiving ongoing communications to keep you informed of curriculum updates, added web features, student contests and competitions, and other news related to the curriculum. You may also choose not to receive ongoing communications. We will never sell your information to third parties. Refer to our Privacy Policy ( ) for additional information.
  • Is the curriculum available in other languages?Currently, the curriculum is available only in English.
  • I teach outside Canada. how can I use this curriculum in my own country?Digital citizenship and creative rights are topics that are relevant around the globe. Thus, Microsoft is working with its affiliates in other countries to localize the curriculum for international audiences. And we’d love to hear your suggestions. Please email us ( or to tell us more about your country-specific needs.