Digital Citizenship

Learn more about internet citizenship and safety!

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

1. Access- full electronic participation in society
2. Digital Commerce- Electronic buying and selling of goods
3. Digital Communication- Electronic exchange of information
4. Digital Literacy- Teaching and learning about technology and its use
5. Digital Etiquette- Electronic standards of conduct or procedure
6. Digital Law- Electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities- those freedoms extended to everyone in the digital world
8. Digital Health and Wellness- physical and psychological well being in a digital world
9. Digital Security- Electronic precautions to guarantee safety

All of the 9 elements of Digital Citizenship will help each digital user use the internet safely and efficiently!

Internet Saftey

"Web safety, or online safety or Internet Safety, is the knowledge of maximizing the user's personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general."

Tips for Internet Safety

1. Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or through mobile apps like Snapchat or Instagram.

2. Never meet in person with anyone you first “met” on the internet. If someone asks to meet you, tell your parents or guardian right away. Some people may not be who they say they are.

3. Check with your parents before you post pictures of yourself or others online. Do not post inappropriate pictures of anyone.

4. Never respond to mean or rude texts, messages, and e-mails. Delete any unwanted messages. You may need to delete friends who continuously bother you or post things that are not appropriate.

5. NEVER share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents or guardian.

6. If you wouldn’t say something to another person’s face, don’t text it or post it online.

PC Trouble Shooting Basics

What is PC troubleshooting?

"Troubleshooting is the process or identifying and fixing problems. Computer troubleshooting may involve hardware or software and can sometimes involve both at the same time. The basic process of troubleshooting is to check the most general possible problems first, and then gradually check for more specific problems."

There are so many options as to why your computer is having problems. No matter what's causing the issue, troubleshooting will always be a process of trial and error—in some cases, you may need to use several different approaches before you can find a solution; other problems may be easy to fix. The following tips may be useful when trying to figure out what the issue is......

1. Write down your steps
: Once you start troubleshooting, you may want to write down each step you take. This way, you'll be able to remember exactly what you've done and can avoid repeating the same mistakes. If you end up asking other people for help, it will be much easier if they know exactly what you've tried already.

2.Take notes about error messages
: If your computer gives you an error message, be sure to write down as much information as possible. You may be able to use this information later to find out if other people are having the same error.

3. Always check the cables
: If you're having trouble with a specific piece of computer hardware, such as your monitor or keyboard, an easy first step is to check all related cables to make sure they're properly connected.

4.Restart the computer
: When all else fails, one of the best things to try is to restart your comouter. This can solve a lot of basic issues you may experience with your computer.

Information Technology Industry Certifications

What is IT Certification?

An IT certification is a designation demonstrating a professional's competency in a certain aspect of technology. Certifications often follow some assessment, education or review. One difference with certifications in IT is that they are often vendor-specific.


Top 5 in 2015

According to pluralsight.com, the top 5 Information Technology Industry Certifications are..

1. PMP (Project Management Professional)


2. VCP (VMware Certified Professional)/VCIX (VMware Certified Implementation Expert)


3. CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)


4. CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)/CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)


5. MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)/MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert)