online safety and digital citizenship

Online Safety and Digital Citizenship Information

The Internet is an important resource for both children and adults and is an increasingly vital learning tool within our schools. The Fort Zumwalt School District is continuing to partner with families to keep children safe and educate all students about digital citizenship. Parents have an important role in keeping children safe and helping them learn digital citizenship.

Student monitoring and safety online

How do I block a person from sending emails to my child’s account?

  • If a person is blocked from your child’s account, they cannot receive email messages from the person. The blocked emails will be sent to the account’s spam folder. To block a sender, follow these directions here. If you blocked someone by mistake, you can unblock them using the same steps.

Online Safety Tips

Parents are encouraged to share the following online rules for children at home.

  • Never give out personal information such as address, telephone numbers, parents’ name or work address/telephone number without parent permission.

  • Tell parents right away if they come across something online that makes them feel uncomfortable.

  • Talk to parents about posting pictures of themselves online.

  • Do not respond to any messages that are mean or make children feel uncomfortable.

  • Never give out passwords to anyone other than parents.

  • Follow the rules of digital citizenship, including never posting anything online that hurts others.


The linked article discusses the complex system that underlies cyberbullying situations. It also provides a link to another article explaining how to help your child if you believe he or she is being cyberbullied.