Grade 3

Keep It Personal

Digital Citizen
Boy writing on note pad

Digital Citizen - Keep It Personal


Using Common Sense Media and the Digital Passport Module “Share Jumper” students will understand what private information they can share online and how and when to do it.

NOTE: Common Sense Media is redoing their Share Jumper module fall of 2018. It will be released shortly. 

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world.
  • Be able to act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.


Vocabulary Words:

  1. Personal Data: Personal data is information shared about a person that can help someone to identify who they are.

  2. Permanent: Being permanent means never being erased.


To prepare for this lesson:

  1. Teachers should take a look a the Common Sense Media website and register themselves and their classroom.  
  2. Teachers should take a look a the video “Eva’s Story: When Messages Spread”.
  3. Look at the module for the Share Jumper lesson


See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 


Directions for this activity:

  1. Have students log into their account on Digital Passport and go to the Share Jumper module you assigned them. 
  2. When Students are done you can have a discussion using the following questions from Common Sense. 

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Digital Passport has an assessment piece in the teacher dashboard. Teachers will see a warning sign for scores under 60%.

MITECS Competencies

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Digital Citizen
2a. Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
2b. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
2d. Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL


Common Sense Media Digital Passport

Digital Passport Admin

Digital Passport Educator Materials

Eva's Story




If students are blogging or doing any sort of collaboration online it is a perfect time to remind them about this lesson and what is safe to share online.


When corresponding with science experts, these tips will help students stay safe online. 

Social Studies

When collaborating with other classrooms in a global community lesson, these tips will help students stay safe online. 

This task card was created by Jacki Zawierucha, Utica Community Schools, January 2018.