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What is Digital Citizenship?

Using social media and other digital tools in a responsible, respectful manner that allows individuals to communicate freely and share ideas without the threat of intimidation, harassment or abuse.

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For Students

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News and Events


  • January 31st: Wednesday @ 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    Cybersafety and Social Media

    Learn about common websites, applications used by children, and safety issues related to computer and cell phone use. In addition, hear strategies for monitoring the use of social media in your household. Presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office.

    Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School, 21301 Seneca Crossing Drive, Germantown, MD 20876
  • Februaruy 1st: Thursday @ 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    What Our Kids Need Us To Know About Their Digital Lives

    Kids today aren’t just consuming media, they are also creating it. To effectively parent this generation of digital natives, parents need to stay informed. This presentation provides an overview of today’s digital landscape. It will inform parents about how children are using today’s technology and social media platforms. It will also provide strategies for parents on how to guide their children in making responsible, respectful, and safe choices in the digital world. Presented by Common Sense Education.

    Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Be the One

Anti-Bullying Video created by Sherwood students
named finalist in global contest

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Digital Citizenship School Recognition

Congratulations to the following Schools that have earned Digital Citizenship School Recognition in 2016-2017!

Digital Citizenship School Recognition

  • A. Mario Loiderman Middle School
  • Argyle Middle School
  • Benjamin Banneker Middle School
  • Cabin John Middle School
  • Flower Hill Elementary School
  • Forest Oak Middle School
  • Gaithersburg Middle School
  • Hallie Wells Middle School
  • Herbert Hoover Middle School
  • John Poole Middle School
  • John T. Baker Middle School
  • Julius West Middle School
  • Kingsview Middle School
  • Neelsville Middle School
  • Newport Mill Middle School
  • North Bethesda Middle School
  • Redland Middle School
  • Robert Frost Middle School
  • Roberto Clemente Middle School
  • Rosa Parks Middle School
  • Ridgeview Middle School
  • Shady Grove Middle School
  • Silver Spring International Middle School
  • Sligo Middle School
  • Takoma Park Middle School
  • Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
  • Westland Middle School
  • White Oak Middle School
  • William H. Farquhar Middle School

Common Sense School Recognition


Youth Crisis Hotline of Montgomery County


Montgomery County Crisis Center

Crisis Hotline: 240-777-4000
General Hotline: 301-738-2258


Report an Issue

It is imperative that parents and students report unsafe incidents to law enforcement so that offenders can be apprehended and prosecuted.

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