Digital Citizenship

            What is digital citizenship?  


Digital citizenship, in its complexity, is defined as, “the quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In simpler terms, digital citizenship is, “the self-monitored habits that sustain and improve the digital communities you enjoy or depend on.”

Computer Digital Citizenship - Digital Footprint


5 Facts About Digital Citizenship


9 Elements of Digital Citizenship


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What is "good" digital citizenship?

There are eight rules to keep in mind when practicing good digital citizenship, they are as follows: think before you post, protect your private information, follow the school's acceptable use guidelines, stand up to cyberbullying, give proper credit when using other people's work, communicate effectively, use digital tools to talk with people-- not about them, and remember that anything posted online is permanent.

The following infographic outlines the eight rules for your printing and posting convenience. 

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Extra Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship

You will find various ideas for the teaching of digital citizenship at

Locate a Digital Learning Plan at

Teachers will find a digital strategy for students and parents, alike at

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