Digital Citizenship

What to Know About How to be a Good Digital Citizen

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What is a Digital Citizen?

A digital citizen is any person who uses information technology, online communities, and social media to connect with other people and engage in discussions or other activities.

Elements of Safety and Security

  • Know the key differences between interacting with someone online and in person.
  • Don't share private information--such as passwords, phone numbers, and credit card numbers.
  • If you want to keep something private, don't share it online, even with someone you know. It might not stay private.

Digital Literacy

Know how to find material online & how to share and evaluate ideas.

Ethics and Community

  • Don't say something online that you wouldn't say in person.
  • Be considerate of others' feelings and their right to express them.
  • Respect others' creative copyright. Give others credit for their work.