Digital Citizenship

Madison Fischer

Self- Image & Identity

Digital Citizenship- Navigating the digital world safely, responsibly, and ethically.

Online Ethics- A set of moral principles that govern people's behavior as it relates to the internet and digital devices.

Social media plays a big part in teenager's lives. Most teenagers visit some type of social media everyday. This means teenagers need to try hard to navigate that social media site safely, responsibly and ethically. If you fail to do so you could get yourself into trouble not only now but also in the future when you try to get into your dream college and job.

Feeling on Display

Digital Footprint & Reputation

Digital Footprint- A trail of data you create while using the internet which includes, the websites you visit, emails you send, and information you submit to online services.

Consequence- The effect of something that happened earlier.

Having a positive digital footprint is really good. But to have a good digital footprint you have to post appropriate and positive comments. If you fail to do so it can cause you big problems. For example getting into college or getting a job could be very difficult if you have a bad digital footprint. Also there might be big consequences in the near future for being a cyberbully.

Brittney's Story: Posting Something You Regret

Relationships & Communication

Image- A representation of someone or something, such as a photograph or drawing; the way someone or something is perceived by others.

Double Standard- When a rule that is unfairly applied to different people or groups of people.

Meeting people online can be a really good thing because usually it is more convenient to talk on the internet than in person. Also it can be easier to find and make friends on the internet because I feel like people are usually more open to people online. But it can also be a bad thing because you never know who is on the other side of that computer. They might act like they are a 15 year old girl that lives in California but they could actually be a 50 year old man finding someone to stalk so you have to be very careful. Also you have to make sure you don't share super personal information like your address or passwords to unknown people on the internet because it could be dangerous if you don't know the person very good.

Eva's Story: When Messages Spread


Target- A person who is the object of the intentional action.

Offender- A person who has malicious intent to hurt or damage someone.

Bystander- A person who does nothing when they witness something happening.

Up-stander- A person who supports and stands up for someone else.

Cyberbullying is a very powerful thing. Some people actually choose to take their own life because they are bullied online by someone they know or don't know. All someone might need is someone to be nice to them or stand up for them for them to think differently about hurting or killing themselves. Being an up-stander is very important your choice could be the difference between life or death for that person that has lost faith.

Stacey's Story: When Rumors Escalate