• Digital Citizenship is a 21st Century skill to help students learn to communicate and collaborate safely and responsibly while respecting and protecting themselves and others online.

    "Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship"

    "9 resources for teaching digital citizenship"

    ISTE - "Top 10 sites for helping students check their facts"


    9 Elements of Digitial Citizenship (Source)

    • Digital Access - Full electronic participation in society.

    • Digital Rights and Responsibilities - the privilege and freedoms extended to all digital technology users, and the behavioral expectations that come with them.

    • Digital Commerce - The buying and selling of goods online.

    • Digital Communication - The electronic exchange of information.

    • Digital Health & Wellness - The elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use.

    • Digital Etiquette - the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users.

    • Digital Security - The precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network.

    • Digital Literacy - using digital technology and knowing when and how to use it.

    • Digital Law - The legal rights and restrictions governing technology.


    9 Rules For Digital Citizenship (Source: ISTE: Citizenship in the Digital Age.)

    1. A good citizen advocates for equal human rights for all.
    2. A good citizen treats others courteously and never bullies.
    3. A good citizen does not damage or others' property or person.
    4. A good citizen communicates clearly, respectfully, and with empathy.
    5. A good citizen actively pursues an education and develops habits for lifelong learning.
    6. A good citizen spends and manages money responsibly.
    7. A good citizen upholds basic human rights of privacy, freedom of speech, etc.
    8. A good citizen protects self and others from harm.
    9. A good citizen proactively promotes their own physical and mental health.


    "Online Safety Across the Generations - Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families" Family Online Safety Institute