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Digital Citizenship

Learn about the 9 elements of digital citizenship by exploring the permanence of the digital footprint, the negative effect of cyberbullying, and tuning the digital compass.

Nick Schuster

on 17 September 2015

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Transcript of Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship
What is a Digital Citizen?
The definition of citizenship: the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community
9 Elements of a Digital Citizen
Your Digital Footprint
What does your digital footprint look like?
When does it cross the line?
Your Digital Compass
Do you know the difference between right and wrong?
How does this apply to the digital world?
Why does it matter?
What impact does it have on my life?
What about the lives of others?
Health and Wellness
Rights and Responsibility
Helping to provide and expand access to technology should be the goal of all digital citizens.
Users need to learn about how to be effective consumers in a new digital economy.
How to make appropriate decisions when faced with so many different digital communication options.
Process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.
We must teach everyone to become responsible digital citizens in this new society.
Electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
Just as in the American Constitution where there is a Bill of Rights, there is a basic set of rights extended to every digital citizen.
Physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world.
We must protect our information from outside forces that might cause disruption or harm.
Turn to your partner and discuss which element is most important and why.
Scenario #1
A student sends a harassing e-mail to another student. The receiving student retaliates with a “flaming e-mail.” Is sending harassing and flaming e-mail messages wrong?

Scenario #2
Scenario #3
Scenario #4
Scenario #5
Scenario #6
Scenario #7
Scenario #8
When hanging out with friends, one of the students gets a cell phone call and conducts a loud conversation. Is talking in a loud voice on a mobile phone in a public place right?

A student logs on to a file sharing website and downloads the newest song. Is downloading music from a file-sharing site wrong?

An hour before class, a student remembers that a writing assignment is due. The student goes to the library, logs on to a website, and copies/pastes information without giving credit to the authors. Is using Internet materials without giving credit to the authors wrong?

Two students use text messaging on their cellular phones to pass information with each other during class. Is it wrong to send text-messages during class?

A team of students create a website for a teacher at school, but the website cannot be read by students with special needs (disabilities). Is it right to make websites that are not accessible to students with disabilities?

A student brings a USB flash drive to school with all their assignments. The student checks with the teacher before connecting the drive to the schools’ computer. Is it appropriate for students to bring foreign materials to be connected to school property?

During class, students uses their handheld computers to share answers to an assignment. Is it wrong to share information during class?

So what kind of digital citizen will you be?
Remember the 9 elements
What will your footprint look like?
Where's the line in cyberbullying?
Is your digital compass tuned?
Digital norms!
What is at least one thing that you will do to make sure you are an upstanding digital citizen?
Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
The impact on victims
The impact on bullies
Can lead to emotional and physical harm (self harm and suicide)
Lowered self esteem
Change in school performance (concentration and learning difficulties)
Feeling unsafe
Often end up with criminal records
Frequently don't learn life skills their peers master
Have trouble making and keeping friends
Are at an increased risk for abusing drugs and alcohol
Are more likely to abuse their spouses and children (when they are adults)
What should you do if you're cyberbullied?

Don't respond to hateful/hurtful messages
Block the cyber bully
Tell a trusted adult
Do not share personal information and passwords
Regularly perform a Web search for your name to make sure nothing inappropriate pops up
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