What is Digital Citizenship?
Digital Citizenship is the acquisition of knowledge and skills to responsibly utilize digital technology, particularly the Internet.
Why is it important?
Like it or not, we live in a digital world. Everything from schools and jobs to stores and restaurants rely more and more on technology, and we have to learn how to use it appropriately.
Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies is a blog post written by teachers Ben Cogswell and George Lopez on addressing this topic in classrooms. Interested in other reading? Try 3 Ways to Make Digital Citizenship Part of Your Everyday Teaching by Merve Lapus, or Matthew Fowler's Digital Citizenship posts on Newsela.