Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship?

"Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use." - Mike Ribble

This means that technology access in the 21st Century has created an increasing demand to prepare our students to use that technology safely, legally, and ethically in our school systems as well as socially and eventually professionally. To be a responsible digital citizen, online users must follow this set of guidelines:

  • advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

  • exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

  • demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning

  • exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

Tips for Parents of 21st Century Learners

For parents who are interested in learning more about Digital Citizenship, check out the site "Media Smarts".  The article "Parenting the Digital Generation" is an excellent resource.

What can parents do to become more aware of Digital Citizenship, and how can they help their students become adept at using these skills?  This YouTube video is an excellent resource - check it out!

What Can Parents Do?


Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents

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