Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders, and parents to understand how students, children, and technology users should appropriately use technology. As educators, we need to teach students the importance of Digital Citizenship.  Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students and technology users for the technological world we live in today.  There are many times we see students and adults misusing technology.  This issue is not what the users do not know, but what they consider appropriate technology use.


There are nine elements of digital citizenship that students and adults should be knowledgeable on:

Digital Access

Digital Commerce

Digital Literacy

Digital Law

Digital Communication

Digital Etiquette (Netiquette)

Digital Rights and Responsibility

Digital Health and Wellness

Digital Security


By teaching all these elements, overtime students will become more aware of how to use technology appropriately.  As you browse the

links located at the top of the page you will find specific details for each element. 


Work Cited: Nine Elements. (n.d.). Retrieved August 18, 2016, from