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Digital citizenship

Digital citizenship is understanding and applying the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour when using digital technology. It needs to be taught in schools because of the increasing use of the internet as a research and connectivity tool. Digital citizenship covers such aspects as

  • what is available and appropriate to access

  • safety, well-being and security

  • rights and responsibilities

  • etiquette and conventions

  • commerce

  • digital law

The following link leads to an example of a digital citizenship policy.

Image courtesy of Michael Leunig

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