What Is Digital Citizenship?


What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship is the appropriate, acceptable, and responsible use of technology that positively contribute to the digital communities and other people that you interact with. This includes laptops, tablets, cell phones, and apps on your cell phone.

What is Netiquette?

Netiquette is simply online etiquette and expected good manners when communicating online websites, via chat or texting, or via email.


In short, if you wouldn't do or say it in front of a place of worship (your church, mosque, synagogue, etc.) or in front of Grandma, then you shouldn't do or say it online!

Here is some great advice on good netiquette from Greta Steber at Colorado State University:

  1. Remember the Human.
  2. Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life.

  3. Know where you are in cyberspace.

  4. Respect other people's time and bandwidth.

  5. Make yourself look good online.

  6. Share expert knowledge.

  7. Help keep "flame" wars under control.

  8. Respect other people's privacy.

  9. Don't abuse your power.

  10. Be forgiving of other people's mistakes.

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is using technology to target another person by embarrassing, harassing, or threatening them through mean or insensitive posts, pictures, or videos on social media or via texting. Unfortunately, cyberbullies can use the excuse of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, or physical appearance. If you or someone you know is a victim of cyberbullying, please let Dr. Childers, Mr. Harbison, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Adams, Ms. Winters, or a teacher know immediately so we can help!


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New, M. J., PhD (Ed.). (2014, October). Cyberbullying. Retrieved January 9, 2017, from http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/cyberbullying.html?WT.ac=t-ra

Staff. (2016, January). Netiquette. In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved January 9, 2017, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/netiquette 

Actual Date of Electronic Publication Unknown.

Steber,Greta . (1994 - 2012). Core Rules of Netiquette. Learning@CSU. Colorado State University. Retrieved January 9,2017,  from http://learning.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=4.