What is digital citizenship?
A person with digital citizenship is someone who develops the skills and knowledge to effectively use the internet and digital technology responsibly.
Why is digital citizenship important for students?
Students are always on technology and posting. That is why it is important for us to teach them now. There are multiple resources that can provided students the understanding of why digital citizenship is so important. Below are some important internet terms to know and links to games that kids can play to help them be better digital citizens.
Important Internet Terms
Netiquette- the rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over computer networks, especially the internet.
- Six important rules about netiquette: http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/NOURASAD/502/netiquette.html
Copywrite- the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something as literary, musical, or artistic work.Copywrite
Plagiarism- an act of or closely imitating the language or thoughts of another author without authorization or the representation of the author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author.
- Avoiding Plagiarism: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_plagiarism.html
- Citing Sources APA Style: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Fair Use- a legal doctrine that portions of copyrighted materials may be used without permission of the copyright owner provided the use is fair and reasonable, does not substantially impair the value of the materials, and does not curtail the profits reasonably expected by the owner.