Digital citizenship is about positive and confident engagement with digital technology. A good digital citizen knows how to effectively use digital technologies to communicate with others, participate in society, and create and consume digital content in a safe and responsible manner. Digital citizens are aware that their behaviour online contributes to their own digital footprint. This includes engaging positively, respectfully and ethically when interacting online and making conscious choices and informed decisions about what information is shared, appropriate conduct and use of language. Digital citizens apply these protocols in situations such as interacting in a collaborative learning space, or creating a blog or website where their public profile is displayed.
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A digital citizen is a person who has the knowledge and skills to effectively use digital technologies to communicate with others, participate in society, and create and consume digital content.
At this level it is important that students understand why they should behave appropriately. This includes respecting and protecting identities, not bullying, and taking steps to ensure their digital footprint is appropriate.
At this level it is important that students understand and apply agreed ethical, social and technical protocols.
Online communication tools enable students to share ideas within and beyond the classroom – eg to collaborate and communicate with experts in other locations; to create and publish work for a global audience; and to share ideas with peers from other schools. Students benefit from being able to communicate and collaborate with their peers.