Digital Citizenship for Primary Grades

From a very young age, children are learning to use portable digital devices.  Have they been taught about safety?  Do they know what appropriate behaviour is when using these devices?  As teachers, we have an opportunity to teach children how to have positive relationships with digital media and information and communication technologies. Please join me to learn more about teaching Digital Citizenship to students in the primary grades. 

This workshop will:

  • present information about why teaching Digital Citizenship is important.  
  • introduce how to teach Digital Citizenship in the primary grades.
  • give an overview of some learning resources and children’s literature available to teach Digital Citizenship, that you can look through. 
  • offer activities that you can take away and use in your classroom right away!

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Please bring an iPad or laptop if you wish to further explore some of the teaching resources that are available.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room SS 125C
Semiahmoo Secondary School

This session is full.


  • Renuka Senaratne

    I am a Surrey elementary teacher with more than 20 years of experience teaching mostly in a primary classroom.  I have a Graduate Diploma in Literacy Education and recently a Masters Degree in Media Studies and Technology Education.  I have spent time exploring 21st-century learning, digital literacy and digital citizenship. I am interested in teaching students how to use media and technology in an appropriate, beneficial way.