Digital Citizenship

Digital Access

Does everyone have full electronic participation in their society?

Digital Access Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• digital divide
• technology and the disabled 
• technology access
• technology and minority groups
• digital dirt road divide
Digital Access Issues
• Equitable access for all students
• Accommodations for students with special needs
• Programs for increasing access outside schools
Connecting for GoodConnecting for Good is a nonprofit organization that is bridging the Digital Divide with wireless networks, low cost refurbished PCs and digital life skills training.
Digital Divide: A Resource List - UCLA Department of Information Studies
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Digital Commerce

What are the opportunities as well as the problems associated with purchasing items using digital technology? 

Digital Commerce Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• online shopping
• online auction policies
• technology and identity theft
• technology and credit issues
Digital Commerce Issues
• Online buying through commercial sites, auction sites, and other Internet locations
• Online selling through auction sites and other Internet locations
• Media subscriptions and purchases made through media software such as iTunes
• Buying and selling “virtual merchandise” for online games
Safe Online Purchasing - Surf Net Kids
Get Safe Online 
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Digital Communication

What rules, options, and etiquette do we need to be aware of when using digital communication technologies?

Digital Communication Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• appropriate email use 
• texting issues
• cell phone etiquette
• choosing technology communication models
Digital Communication Issues
• Email
• Cell phones
• Personal video calls (Skype)
• Instant messaging
• Text messaging
• Blogs
• Wikis
• Social networking
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Digital Literacy

How can students use digital technologies to take best advantage of the educational opportunities available to them?

Digital Communication Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• technology education
• online education
• learning computer hardware/learning software
• understanding technology
Digital Literacy Issues
• Learning the digital basics: browsers, search engines, download engines, and email
• Evaluating online resources (determining the accuracy of content on websites and 
wikis, assessing the trustworthiness and security of online vendors, recognizing 
phishing attacks, and so on)
• Exploring and developing online learning modes and distance education

Digital Etiquette

  Are we aware of how our use of technology may affect others?

Digital Etiquette Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• technology etiquette
• netiquette
• Acceptable Use Policies (AUP)
Digital Etiquette Issues
• Using technology in ways that minimize the negative effects on others
• Using technology when it is contextually appropriate
• Respecting others online: not engaging in cyberbullying, flaming, inflammatory 
language, and so forth
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Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English

Digital Law

 Are we infringing on others’ rights by the way we use technology?

Digital Law Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• technology copyright laws
• Person-to-Person software (P2P)
• software piracy
Digital Law Issues
• Using file-sharing sites
• Pirating software
• Subverting Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies
• Hacking into systems or networks
• Stealing someone’s identity
• Sexting and sharing of illicit photos 
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Digital Rights & Responsibilities

What rights and responsibilities do we have in a digital society?

Digital Rights & Responsibilities Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• understanding technology rules
• helping others online
Digital Rights and Responsibilities Issues
• Following acceptable use policies and using technology responsibly both inside and 
outside school
• Using online material ethically, including citing sources and requesting permissions
• Using technology to cheat on tests and assignments
• Reporting cyberbullies, threats, and other inappropriate use
National Education Technology Plan

Digital Health & Wellness

How can we be physically and emotionally affected by technology?

Digital Health & Wellness Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• technology addiction
• technology and good health
• computer ergonomics
Digital Health and Wellness Issues
• Using proper ergonomics and avoiding repetitive motion injuries
• Becoming addicted to the Internet or to video games and withdrawing from society

Digital Security (self-protection)

 How can we protect our technology in a digital society?

Digital Security Keywords based on the International Society of Technology in Education:
• technology protection
• spyware/adware
• data backup
• firewall
• technology disaster protection
Digital Security Issues
• Protecting hardware and network security
• Protecting personal security: identity theft, phishing, online stalking
• Protecting school security: hackers, viruses
• Protecting community security: terrorist threats
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 Digital Citizenship Assignment

Digital Citizenship Assignment


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