9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

By: Hannah Puryear

Digital Etiquette

Digital Etiquette is a set of rules for how to behave online. It is like using your manners online. If you are online you should always keep these rules in mind so you can be safe. When you say something mean to someone online you could really hurt them and it is also never goes away. So if you didn't mean what you said you can't take it back.

Digital Communication

Digital Communication is electronic transmission of information. In other words Digital Communication is talking or communicating with someone online. Some people say that you shouldn't say anything online that you wouldn't say to your grandma and I think this is true because you should always be appropriate online.

Digital Literacy

The definition of literacy is to be able to read and write. The different thing about Digital Literacy is just that it is online. It also includes learning or knowing how to use technology properly and appropriately.

Digital Access

The basic definition of Digital Access is full electronic participation in society. It also means talking to everyone. Not just the people that are you like but people that are a different race, gender, or age. Digital exclusion is when you exclude someone on the internet. Digital inclusion is when you include someone on the internet even when they are different.

Digital Commerce

The basic definition of Digital Commerce is the buying and selling of goods online. This includes doing this legally and also following some basic rules. You should never give out your credit card information on spam sites. If you give out your credit card information on spam sites they could use your credit card without you knowing.

Digital Law

The basic definition of Digital Law is electronic responsibility for actions and deeds. This means that you should always take responsibility for things that you do like buying things illegally online or selling something illegally online. You will also have to take the consequences for you actions.

Digital Rights and Responsibilities

The definition of digital rights and responsibilities is having the right and freedom to use all types of digital technology while using the technology in an acceptable and appropriate manner. So if someone is saying mean things to you online it is your responsibility to block the person. Also if someone online is posting inappropriate pictures it is your job to unfollow them.


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