In one word, how can being an online citizen help you in the real world?
"To realize the importance of digital footprint"
Understand how to use technology ethically & responsibly. Learn how to protect yourself & your data online. Develop good habits & decision-making skills for the digital world.
Online Safety: The practice of protecting oneself and others online, such as avoiding cyber bullying, staying away from malicious websites, and protecting personal information. Digital Etiquette: The manner in which people interact with each other online, such as treating others with respect and refraining from posting offensive content. Digital Literacy: The ability to use the internet and technology to access, evaluate, and create content, such as understanding how to find reliable sources of information online.
Digital citizenship is a concept that encourages individuals to use technology responsibly and ethically. The term was first coined in 2004 by an American professor, Dr. Mike Ribble. Digital citizenship is not only important for children, but also adults, as they are increasingly reliant on technology and it’s more important than ever to be mindful of how we use it.
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Work together in pairs: What are some ways you can ensure that your digital footprint is positive and professional?
Work together in pairs: What are three best practices for digital citizenship that you can use when creating or sharing content online?
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What is digital citizenship?
- The responsible use of technology to engage with the world.
- A set of rules for using social media.
- Only using computers in school.
What are some examples of cyberbullying?
- Sending threatening messages, posting hurtful comments online, spreading rumors or lies about someone.
- Playing video games all day long.
- Using the internet only for homework.
Why is it important to protect your personal information online?
- To avoid identity theft
- To keep your private life private
- Both A and B
What are some ways to be a good digital citizen?
- Respect others' privacy and property online, communicate kindly and respectfully online, report any inappropriate content or behavior you see online.
- Avoid social media at all costs.
- Only use technology when necessary.