Digital citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/ technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital citizenship is more than just a teaching tools; it is a ways to prepare students/ technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology uses. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage.
Digital Citizenship Toady
Our partnership will provide a unique opportunity to include the youth voice often left silent in the online safety, security and ethics discussions. This is what we knows: the ways student interact with each other online profoundly affects how they perceive themselves and engage with other offline. The reality is that our young people meet and bond emotionally through their digital devices. They develop relationships through a myriad of virtual platforms — by joining social networks and receiving status updates; amassing lists of friends and groups; and receiving, texts, IMs and video messages.
Every day we learn of digital dramas and dilemmas that are rocking schools, regions or the entire nation. Although cyber incidents impact everyone, our students are usually found at the epicenter of these news stories. As these current events spill forth from our computers, mobiles and televisions, we’re hit with the realization that we all have ssomething to learn when it comes to digital citizenship.
What is Netiquette?
The correct or Accecptable way of communicating on the internet. Netiquette is a combinations of the words network and etiquette, and is defined as a set of rules for acceptable online behavior. Similarly, online ethics focuses on the acceptable use of online resources in an online social environment. Underlying this overall concept of socially responsible internet use are a few core pillars, though the details underMeath each pillars are still subject to debate.