What is Digital Citizenship?
Digital Citizenship is about displaying positive character traits in all online interactions. Mike Ribble, an expert on digital citizenship has broken the concept down into 9 important elements:
- Digital Access - making sure everyone has equitable access to technology
- Digital Commerce - understanding the world of buying & selling online
- Digital Communication - we must make good decisions when faced with a world where we are connected almost 24/7
- Digital Literacy - we must teach our students to be comfortable with technology so they have the confidence to explore and tackle new technologies as they emerge
- Digital Etiquette - students must understand the norms associated with online conduct and interactions
- Digital Law - we are legally responsible for our actions online just as we are offline.
- Digital Rights & Responsibilites - we need to respect the rights and privileges of ourselves and others online
- Digital Health & Wellness - we need to be aware of the effect technology has on our bodies and health
- Digital Self Protection - we must take steps to protect ourselves from danger online
(Taken from http://dcbootcamp.ddsbschools.ca/)
For more information on the 9 elements, view Digital_Citizenship_Themes.pdf.
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