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  • 1. the nine themes of digital citizens by : Dontia Modupe
  • 2.
    • To educate our classmates on the Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
    • You will learn the appropriate and inappropriate elements of the digital world
  • 3.
    • The full electronic participation in society .
    digital access
  • 4. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • a guy is having a party and sends his invitations only by e-mail .and if you don’t respond to the e-mail your not invited. He doesn’t realize that everyone doesn’t have computer access
    • Appropriate
    • he prints out the invitations for those who don’t have computer access to contact him .
  • 5.
    • the buying and selling of goods online
    Digital Commerce
  • 6. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • a girl finds her dream prom dress on Craigslist and buys it without knowing the actual details of the dress .
    • Appropriate
    • the girl found the dress online and was reading the details to make sure the dress was ok to buy .
  • 7.
    • the electronic exchange of information
    Digital Communication
  • 8. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • the students are using the web cams in their new computer lab to make funny faces at each other instead of discussing the assignment .
    • Appropriate
    • The teacher explains that web cams are a privilege and if they don’t use it right they will not be allowed on the computers and will be forced to write regularly on paper from now on.
  • 9.
    • the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it
    Digital Literacy
  • 10. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • A student has a research paper on poets and uses wikipedia as his only source. He doesn’t realize that all of the facts were alleged .
    • Appropriate
    • The teacher provides credible resources to each student for use on the project , and the student uses it .
  • 11.
    • the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users
    Digital Etiquette
  • 12. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • a girl gets into an argument on a chat room on imvu chat room with a racist avatar and gets banned from the website
    • Appropriate
    • she realizes that its pointless to argue with someone on the internet and logs off the chat room
  • 13.
    • the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users
    Digital Law
  • 14. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • For her college essays, a student uses an SAT study guide example for “inspiration” for her own. When she submits the essay online, she’s turned down because the essay was already in the database.
    • Appropriate
    • She uses the format of the essay as an example for the style of her own essay. She finds a unique topic and writes on that instead.
  • 15.
    • the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users and the behavioral expectations that come with them
    Digital Rights and Responsibilities
  • 16. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • A boy wanted to post pictures of the landmarks he visited during his trip to Spain on his blog. And he post without crediting each picture
    • Appropriate
    • He takes the sources of each photo and posts them next to each matching picture .
  • 17.
    • the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users and the behavioral expectations that come with them
    Digital Health and Wellness
  • 18. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • a group of kids were at the community pool and they were texting each other on their cell phones .
    • Appropriate
    • one of them realizes that its dangerous to text in water and stops his friends before they get hurt from electrocution .
  • 19.
    • the precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of the network
    Digital Security
  • 20. Scenario
    • Inappropriate
    • facebook users have been giving out personal information like their passwords online .
    • Appropriate
    • The user takes better precaution with his or her security information and keeps it safe and to their self's .
  • 21.
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    • C, Nicole (2009, February 17). NOW OPEN: Moschino Online Boutique!. Retrieved March 12, 2009, from Web site:
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