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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Sanchez Rico

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship is quickly becoming an essential part of 21st Century life. This term is used to describe an acceptable, appropriate and empowered use of technology.

Technology and the digital world are constantly changing with positive and negative aspects. Today, the term “digital citizenship” covers everything from understanding security risks and practicing good online behavior. Together, good digital citizens populate the digital world and create positive online communities.

Learning about digital citizenship is especially important for kids and young people who can still be influenced to form good digital habits and are potentially at the highest risk from the actions of bad digital citizens.

Below, you can find some positive habits that you and your children can practice to become good digital citizens:

Examine your digital footprint: search for your name on Google and see what shows up, you need to constantly investigate yourself online.

Protect your privacy: Don't overshare online. Assume everything you post can be seen and shared by others. Try to learn more about online privacy and online Safety.

Respect others: Treat others the way you’d want to be treated online. Also, respect their personal information and privacy. Get permission to download or share other people’s information, photos or work. Avoid spreading misinformation. Check the facts before posting.

In general, a good digital citizen protects their personal information, uses good judgment and treats others with respect. Whether you’re posting on social media, or sending an email, practicing good digital citizenship makes our online world a more welcoming place for everyone.


Keywords: Digital Citizenship, Technology, Digital Transformation.

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