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Digital Citizenship 

What is Digital Citizenship?  

     Digital Citizenship is defined by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as: "Students understand human, cultural and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.”  Digital Citizenship is how a person should act while using technology online and also has been defined as the ability to particpate in society online. Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders, and parents understand what students, children, and other technology users should know in using technology.  A digital citizen is refers to a person utilizing information technology (IT) in order to engage in society, politiccs, and government.  According to Mossberger and others Digital Citizens are "those who use the Internet regularly and effectively." People who characterize themselves as digital citizens use IT extensively.  They create blogs, use social networks, and partcipate in online journalism.  All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Digital Citizenship is continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use.

 

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Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship by Mike Ribble

1. Access: full electronic participation in society. 

2. Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods.

3. Communication: electronic exchange of information.

4. Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.

5. Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure.

6. Law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds.

7. Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.

8. Health & Wellness: physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world.

9. Security (self-protection): electronic precautions to guarantee safety.

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Resources:

Digital Citizenship: Common Sense Education

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship

Digital Citizenship: Lessons by Sandy

https://lessonsbysandy.com/

Teaching Digital Citizenship: The Do's and Dont's by Elizabeth Trach

https://www.schoology.com/blog/teaching-digital-citizenship-dos-and-donts

Teaching Digital Citizenship with Picture Story Books

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2018/03/22/teaching-digital-citizenship-with-picture-story-books/

Welcome to Digital Citizenship Website & Digital Citizenship Today

http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/home.html

 

Check-out these YouTube videos on Digital Citizenship: 

Digital Citizenship by Sherry Luna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwvGgeKUqAk&t=170s

What is Digital Citizenship? by CyberWise   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCkTmZ0bF5Q

 

References:

CyberWise. What is Digital Citizenship? YouTube. YouTube, 26 June 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCkTmZ0bF5Q

Definition of Digital Citizenship. commonsense.org.  https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship 

Definition of Digital Citizenship. Dictionary.com. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/digital-citizen 

Definition of Digital Citizenship. digitalcitizenship.net. http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/home.html

Definition of Digital Citizenship. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_citizen  

Digital Citizenship. Common Sense Education. https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship

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Digital Citizenship Image with Descriptve Words retreived from https://www.bing.com/images/search/ and  http://www.123ict.co.uk/website/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/digital_citizenship.jpg

Kyrtsis, Eleri. Teaching Digital Citizenship with Picture Story Books. Ditch That Textbook. http://ditchthattextbook.com/2018/03/22/teaching-digital-citizenship-with-picture-story-books/  

Liptak, Sandy. Lessons By Sandy. https://lessonsbysandy.com/ 

Luna, Sherry. Digital Citizenship. YouTube. YouTube, 1 September 2015, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwvGgeKUqAk&t=170s

Ribble, Mike (1 September 2015). Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship. EdTech: Focus on K-12. https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2015/09/embracing-9-themes-digital-citizenship     

Trach, Elizabeth (17 April 2019). Teaching Digital Citizenship: The Do's and Dont's. Schoology Exchange. https://www.schoology.com/blog/teaching-digital-citizenship-dos-and-donts       

Welcome to the Digital Citizenship Website & Digital Citizenship Today. Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately. http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/home.html 

 

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