What is Digital Citizenship?
Digital Citizenship is appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. It is what you do and how you act online and with technology. You should always remember that having technology and being able to use it is a privilege so you shouldn't go on inappropriate websites, you should respect others online, and you should do things you would do in front of your parents in real life. The 9 elements to become a good digital citizen are digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital laws, digital rights and responsibilities, digital commerce, digital communication, digital health and wellness, digital access, and digital security.
Digital Literacy is using technology to find and learn information.
Digital Etiquette is proper behavior you must display online and with technology. An example of good digital etiquette is respecting others and properly using tech. An example of bad digital etiquette is trash talking and being rude to others online.
Digital Laws are basically what it sounds like. It is rules that you must follow when you are online and using technology.
Digital Rights and Responsibilities
Digital Rights and Responsibilities is the rights or privileges you are granted digitally and the responsibilities are using your rights and privileges responsibly or correctly.
Digital Commerce is buying or shopping online. When your online, there are many scammers and fakes. A picture could trick you and it could be different from what you wanted because you can't see the item in person. Therefore, while buying or shopping online you should be careful.
Digital communication is communicating with friends, family, etc. online. You could communicate digitally via email, messaging, social networks, etc. Although it's nice to make new friends, you should watch out about talking with strange strangers.
Digital Health and Wellness
Digital Health and Wellness is being safe online and being careful. It is also making sure your physical self is healthy. Staring at a screen for too long can affect your eyes, brain, body, etc., in a negative way.
Digital Access is having the privilege of owning or using technology to go online. For example, laptops, computers and smartphones.
Digital Security is protecting mail, social networks, and other private profiles. It can be having a password and not giving out personal information to anyone.