Digital Citizenship

As posted on the Digiteen Project Page


Digital citizenship can be described as knowing how to behave appropriately and responsibly with regard to technology use. Considering others and use of technologies with care and consideration of others in mind.
Nine elements within three main areas have been identified that together make up digital citizenship. These are from the book 'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey: The summaries below are taken from the Digiteen Resources Wiki.

1. Student Learning and Academic Performance

1A: Digital Access: full electronic participation in society Tags: digiteen (as well as) access
1B: Digital Communication: the electronic exchange of information Tags: digiteen (as well as) communication
1C: Digital Literacy: the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it Tags: digiteen (as well as) literacy

2. Student Environment and Student Behaviour

2A: Digital Security and Safety: the precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network Tags: digiteen (as well as) security
2B: Digital Etiquette: the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users Tags: digiteen (as well as) etiquette
2C: Digital Rights and Responsibilities: the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users, and the behavioural expectations that come with them Tags: digiteen (as well as) rightsresponse

3. Student Life Outside the School Environment

3A: Digital Law: the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use Tags: digiteen (as well as) law
3B: Digital Health and Wellness: the elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use Tags: digiteen (as well as) healthwellness
3C: Digital Commerce: the buying and selling of goods online Tags: digiteen (as well as) commerce

Digital Citizenship

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