Digital Citizenship

How would you define “digital citizenship?” I ask this question because this week’s project was to design a presentation/poster outlining the elements of digital citizenship.  We all have an idea in our mind on what a good citizen is in the physical world.  I define such a person as one who is honest, kind, respectful, productive and law-abiding. Of course I could go into more detail on what each of those aspects entail but you probably get the gist.  Now we live in a digital world where people can communicate, purchase and sell goods, work and learn without physically contacting with another person.  The anonymity of the digital world has many advantages but it also has many disadvantages and can be dangerous.  People often lose touch with core beliefs of being a good citizen and can display poor digital citizenship. The following presentation summarizes the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship as outlined by Mike Ribble in his book, Digital Citizenship in Schools, Second Edition.  I created this presentation with my intended audience, teenagers, in mind.

“Do not compromise yourself and put your goodness in the same impermanent category as whatever circumstance is happening. Be the best you in every circumstance.”       ~Steve Maraboli

 

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