Digital Citizenship

By: Esther Moon

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship is the act of being responsible and safe on the internet, and what makes up the system. There are nine parts which are digital literacy, digital etiquette, laws, rights and responsibilities, commerce, health and wellness, communication, access, and security. In this flyer, we will go through these components, and show how it's significant when surfing the internet.
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Digital Literacy, Communication, and Commerce

All of these components all have something in common. They are all resources that show how helpful the internet is. Digital Literacy includes reading articles, news stories, or even a recipe. It is something that is written then posted online, thus distributing information. Communication is the ability to talk with your friends on chat rooms or social media, which is insanely helpful. And last but not least, Commerce is buying and selling on the internet, which is online shopping. Once again, all of these resources are very helpful to us.

Digital Etiquette, Health and Wellness, Security

Digital Etiquette, Health and Wellness, and Security are all things that you should be aware of. This is very important because only you can control this. Digital Etiquette is being respectful online, and showing full responsibility for your actions. Health and Wellness is being aware of how long you're spending online, and showing a healthy relationship with the internet. Lastly, Security is never sharing your personal information online, and again, being responsible for your action. All in all, you should always show these traits on the internet, because it portrays respect and maturity.

Laws, Access, and Rights and Responsibilities

These parts are all similar. Laws, Access, and Rights and Responsibilities are mostly guidelines set by the government that state that you are in full responsibility of your actions, and they have the right to prohibit you from accessing certain sites. Digital Law is the terms and conditions you have to agree to and follow to access the internet. Access is the privilege of having the internet, because some people do not have this privilege. Rights and Responsibilities are the rights you have on the internet, and your actions should should show responsibility.
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