In 2017, the Linked for Literacy partnership between the Zanesville City Schools and the Muskingum County Library System will be expanded to address a growing need for education on the appropriate use of technology and social media.

The public library will become the forum in which they can learn how to support their 21st-century students, avoid falling victim to online bullying or sexual misconduct, and ensure privacy and security while browsing the Internet.

Resources for Parents & Teachers


Common Sense Media

"Being a good digital citizen is more than knowing your way around the web. It's about connecting and collaborating in ways you didn't even know were possible. When you teach digital citizenship to your students, you help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use."

In the 2017-2018 school year, Zanesville City Schools will implement the lessons created by Common Sense Media to teach students and families about safe and responsible use of the Internet, social media, and personal technology.

The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids' Learning • Set realistic rules for family media & device use

Google - Be Internet Awesome

"To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. This brand-new initiative by Google teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."

  • Interland: an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into practice with 4 challenging games.

  • Take the pledge... parents driving the online safety conversation at home can encourage the entire family to get on the same page.

Family Online Safety Institute

"Online safety is everyone’s concern - from preschoolers to grandparents. FOSI brings a unique, international perspective to the potential risks, harms, and rewards of our online lives. FOSI’s 30+ members, from Amazon to Netflix represent the leading Internet companies in the world. Our work encompasses public policy, industry best practice as well as good digital parenting."

Made possible with support from: