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Digital Citizenship

February 4, 2021

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, students and parents to understand what everybody should know about using technology appropriately.  Because we all use technology, we need to prepare ourselves for a technological society.  Too often we see students and adults misuse and abuse technology.  Digital citizenship tries to answer the question…  What is considered appropriate technology usage?

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship is having the knowledge, skills and correct attitude to demonstrate responsible and appropriate behaviour when using technology or participating in digital environments.  This usually includes email etiquette, protecting your private information, staying safe while online, and knowing how to deal with online bullying.  Digital citizenship potentially begins when a person signs up for an email address. 

Digital citizenship is about building safe spaces and communities. It’s about teachers, students and parents understanding how to manage their personal information and using your online presence to help shape and grow a digital world while being safe and responsible. 

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