Digital Citizenship

The concept of digital citizenship relates to the responsible, ethical, and safe use of ICT by students as members of society and citizens of the global community.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has identified standards for students, teachers, and administrators called the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). Standard 2 for Students addresses social responsibility and ethical issues related to digital citizenship:
  • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
  • Students practise responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity. (International Society for Technology in Education 14)

The Affective Domain of the Developmental Continuum for Literacy with ICT contains four Big Ideas that encompass digital citizenship:
ethics and responsibility
  • social implications
  • collaboration
  • motivation and confidence

Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum. Section 2: Supporting Principles.

Manitoba Education Resources to Support Digital Citizenship

Literacy with ICT. Professional Learning for Teachers: Digital Citizenship.
Download this tutorial from the LwICT website.

Literacy with ICT Digital Citizenship Wiki
Literacy with ICT Copyright Wiki

Resources for Digital Citizenship

Visit LwICT's Bookmarks on Delicious and select "Digital-Citizenship" in the right navigation bar.