Digital Citizenship

The West Ada School District’s mission is “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Challenges”.

Integral to this mission is teaching our students digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship refers to the concept of using technology resources appropriately, ranging from etiquette and communication skills, to copyright issues and the legal implications of one’s actions.

West Ada expects that all students demonstrate respect, compassion, integrity, and self-discipline in face-to-face environments as well as online and in digital environments.

West Ada takes student safety very seriously. West Ada provides safeguards for Internet access, and all district Internet access is filtered as much as possible to prevent access to inappropriate material on the web while balancing student access to information.

The district Internet access is in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act. 

Elementary Safety Videos

Be Safer Online
Clicky and the Safe Side Super Chick help you discover what red, yellow, and green mean. Listen up and get on the safe side!

Internet Safety Everyday
Clicky raps about while he is flying around the NetSmartz Neighborhood in his mousemobile.

Know the Rules!
Check first; take a friend, tell people "NO;" tell a trusted adult; now you're ready to go! Watch Clicky teaches the 4 rules for real-world safety.

The Boy Who Loved IM: A Lesson in Instant Messaging
Clicky tells the story of a boy who loves to IM his friends. What should he do when he receives a message from someone he doesn't know?

UYN: A Lesson IN Personal Safety
Clicky introduces UYN, the NetSmartz chat abbreviation. It stands for "Use Your NetSmartz." Learn what it's all about! UYN, UYN!

Middle/High Safety Videos

Setting your page to private is smart, and a step in the right direction -- but who's on your friends list? Don't give just anyone access to your world.

PSA - Promises
Teens fall for "promises" from people they first "meet" online.

Tracking Teresa
Even though Teresa has tried not to reveal personal information online, she's left enough clues that she could find herself in danger.

Amy's Choice
Hear the true story of a 15-year-old girl who left home to meet in person with a man she first "met" online. Read "Amy's Story" — the story from her mother's perspective.

PSA - Everyone Knows Your Name
Think before you post. What can other people see

PSA - Bulletin Board
Think before you post...

Additional videos can be found at the following links:

Elementary Level - Net Smartz Kids

Middle School Level -  NSTeens

High School Level -  Net Smartz Teens