Digital Citizenship Tips

By;Cam Phelps

What Does Digital Citizenship mean??

  1. Digital citizenship can be defined as the responsible behavior with regard to technology use.Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology and that you need to respect that.

  1. Being a digital citizen means to be aware of other people's privacy and to respect that because everyone doesn't have the same opportunities when it comes to technology.Some rights to being a digital citizen are that you have your own privacy and you should let everyone around you have their own privacy.Creating a good digital footprint means to be safe on the internet and don't do anything to harm anyone around you and be nice to everybody.

Tips To Be A Proactive Digital Citizen

Password Safety Techniques

Securing your passwords is a huge part in digital citizenship because that is what protects you from hackers and other issues.One important rule about passwords is to not make all of your passwords the same thing because once someone figure out one of your passwords then that opens the doors for all of your information.Make sure your passwords are long and use both letters and number's to make it harder for intruders to guess it. don't use simple passwords that are easy to guess like 12345.Always set up your password recovery because if you forget it you can get an email or a call reminding you what it is.



  1. Do not use your network username as your password.

  2. Don’t use easily guessed passwords, such as “password” or “user.”

  3. Do not choose passwords based your birth date, your Social Security or phone number, or names of family members.

  4. Avoid using simple adjacent keyboard combinations “qwerty” and “asdzxc” and “123456” all of these are easy to crack

  5. Use names like pets, businesses, family, friends

  6. Use less than 10 characters


  1. Make it something you can visualize. It’s easier to remember that way
  2. Make it more than 10 characters and include capitals, numbers and symbols
  3. The more personal the better
  4. Do change your password regularly
  5. Do create different passwords for different accounts and applications.
  6. Do use a mix of uppercase and lowercase characters.

Facts On Password Security

  1. 58% of adults have the same password for everything
  2. 75% of Americans have been victims of online hacking
  3. 90% of businesses have been hacked within the last year
  4. 600,000 Facebook accounts are hacked everyday
  5. 30% of teens share their passwords with friends and family
  6. Women are the most likely to give out their passwords
  7. The federal government has suffered a nearly 680 percent increase in cyber security breaches in the past six year
  8. About 10% of all social media users have received a cyber-threat. More than 600,000 accounts are compromised every day on Facebook alone
  9. Sean Henry, an assistant director of the FBI, says that so far this year, cyber criminals have stolen over $100 million from US banks
  10. The estimated annual cost of global cybercrime over $100 billion.

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