Digital Citizenship:

Human Controlled Access in Community

This site is built around four key aspects of digital citizenship: humanity, control, access, and community. But, like digital citizenship, when combined, the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts--digital citizenship is human controlled access in community.

In their simplest forms, citizenship and digital citizenship are about being part of a larger community and the responsibilities that entails. Of course, as the context and community change from physical to digital, so too does the application. Digital community is marked by some sort of abstraction, some element of human interaction that is missing or replaced by a digital alternative--camera as opposed to in the room, text as opposed to spoken word and facial expressions, time-shifted as opposed to in the moment, etc. In those circumstances, it's easy to forget or overlook the humanity of the other person.

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