Digital Citizenship

By: Alyssa Bradley

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship are the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. There are three main categories that are included within digital citizenship: respect, connect, and protect.

  • Respect- is about seeing the value in people, places, things, or ideas.
  • Connect- in digital citizenship this term is used to describe how we use technology to make connections with each other and share ideas for the overall literacy of the community.
  • Protect- there are certain measures that we need to take to protect ourselves on the web. There are many aspects that can be harmful to us such as viruses, worms, hackers, etc.

Respect, Connect, and Protect

There are three key factors that help define respect: etiquette, access, and law.

  1. Etiquette- is where you use technology in a way that doesn't effect others negatively.
  2. Access- is making sure that everyone has access to digital tools.
  3. Law- is understanding how to legally use and share music, photos, and movies.

There are three key factors that help define connect: communication, literacy, and commerce.

  1. Communication- sharing and exchanging information with others.
  2. Literacy- is where you thoroughly understand a category of information.
  3. Commerce- is where you digitally trade things.

There are three key factors that help define protect: Rights and Responsibilities, Health and Wellness, and Safety.

  1. Rights and Responsibilities- is using digital resources responsibly, following acceptable use policies, and reporting inappropriate content.
  2. Health and Wellness- is where you make certain choices to maintain clear minds and healthy bodies.
  3. Safety- is where you make choices to keep you and your digital communities' privacy intact.
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