Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship is about how we should act, and interact with others when we are online understanding the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use.

Digital citizens are learners who use their technology-driven powers conscientiously — and with empathy — to help make the world a better place.

–ISTE Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship in Context

Digital citizenship instruction must be entrenched in daily conversations with students as they are immersed in digital learning environments, experiencing appropriate ways to act, interact, learn and create with others. The experience of being a digital citizen is fundamental in providing students with the knowledge, skills, strategies and global competencies they need to be successful today, and in the future.

Students need to learn how to navigate their digital world, evaluate and reflect critically on information, respect intellectual property, protect their privacy and the privacy of others, and build a positive reputation and digital footprint. 

View the PDF poster here.

Digital Citizenship ISTE


Media Smarts Digital Literacy and Media Resources

Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Use the GlobalEdSsChat Responsible Use SlideDeck to co-construct norms for the responsible use of technology/ social media with your students!

If you think your life is rough, look around you, look at developing countries and think again, is your life really that rough? Never give up on your dreams are don’t give up even when things are hard. These are some of the things I have learned while being in this chat and I hope to keep learning and saying new things that will inspire me, but most of all I want to inspire the world to do the right thing and get out there!

-Sam Nolan 2019

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