Digital Citizenship is a broad term that not only covers SAFETY when researching online, but also copyright/fair use. Here are some recommendations:

  1. Students in elementary school should not be “Googling” for information, but should be using “Safe Search Engines,” such as the following:
Kids Info Bits
Yahoo Kids
KidRex
Ivy's Safe Searches
http://www.kidsclick.org/[[http://www.kidsclick.org/http://www.squirrelnet.com/search/Google_SafeSearch.asphttp://www.kidsknowit.com/index.phphttp://elibrary.bigchalk.com/libweb/k6/do/search]]
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/http://www.factmonster.com/Awesome Library
http://www.onekey.com/http://www.askkids.com/

  1. Students should refrain from copying/pasting images from websites that do not expressly give permission for use. The following article gives you 10 sites that are copyright friendly for use in student work: http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2012/04/15-sites-for-finding-images-and-clip.html?utm_source=Technology+Tidbits+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3da5a65919-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email
I do NOT recommend allowing kids to go onto the Creative Commons site—it is NOT filtered for content!!

  1. For more detailed information about copyright/fair use laws, please refer to the following article: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/fair-use-rule-copyright-material-30100.html

Media Center sites:
http://westmaple.birmingham.k12.mi.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=208385&sessionid=7265e4ae62c8124772008dc20968b0fe&sessionid=7265e4ae62c8124772008dc20968b0fe