What is digital citizenship?
Digital Citizenship is an essential 21st century skill which prepares students and teachers to engage in the digital environment to create, communicate, collaborate, research and share information, and at the same time, protecting oneself from its ill effects like cyberbullying, avoiding inappropriate sharing, and plagiarism.
Digital citizenship means the ability to use technology safely, responsibly, critically, and pro-actively to contribute to society.
The digital world simulates the physical world in cyber space. When we use the internet, we become citizens of the digital world, obeying rules and taking precautions as we do in the physical world.We become citizens of 2 countries – the one where we live in our physical form and the other one where we have our virtual identity. Just as we need to obey the laws, and not harm anyone, that same spirit exists in the digital world – and it impacts the physical world as well.
About the Program
This module focuses on:
- Privacy & Security
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-Image & Identity
- Plagiarism& Copyright
- Relationships & Communication
- Information Literacy
- Cyber bullying
- Internet Safety
Digital Citizenship prepares students/technology users to use technology safely, responsibly, critically, and pro-actively to contribute to society. It helps provide guidance in learning how to become "information literate" so that they can identify, locate, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically.
Whereas, students are overwhelmed with information of all sorts and need guidance in learning how to become "information literate" so that they can identify, locate, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically.