What is Digital Citizenship?


Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage.

The Digital Citizen will follow six tenets of citizenship.
  1. Respect yourself
  2. Protect yourself
  3. Respect others
  4. Protect others
  5. Respect Intellectual Property
  6. Protect Intellectual property.

Implementing Digital Citizenship:

Ideas for Digital Citizenship in your lessons:

Brittney Hruska's presentation on Digital Citizenship:

Websites for Digital Citizenship