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  • 1. Digital Citizenship
    By: Sarah Kuhn
  • 2. What is digital citizenship?
    Process that helps people understand what technology users should know about using the internet and other sources of technology
  • 3. Why teach digital citizenship?
    Helps prepare users for advances in technology for the future
    Teaches the proper use of technology to our future generation
    Appropriate vs. inappropriate technology use
  • 4. 9 elements that make up digital citizenship
    Digital access- full electronic participation in society
    Digital commerce- electronic buying and selling of goods
    Digital communication- exchange of information
    Digital literacy- process of teaching and learning about technology
    Digital etiquette- electronic standards of procedures
    Digital law- responsibility for one’s actions and deeds
    Digital rights and responsibilities- freedoms extended to everyone in the technology world
    Digital health and wellness- physical and physiological well being in the technology world
    Digital security- precautions to guarantee safety
  • 5. How to teach digital citizenship in the classroom
    Four stage technology learning framework
    Using technology in the most appropriate way
    Teaching framework was devised by Mike Ribble
  • 6. Examples of technology use
  • 7. Tips for parents and teens
    Kids are our future- creators
    Everything happens in an anonymous audience and environment
    Anything posted on the internet last forever
    Information can be controlled and copied
  • 8. Importance of teaching digital citizenship
    Students need to be taught that social networks and freedom of speech comes with responsibilities
    Bullying can take place online
    If students were taught earlier, they would understand the huge responsibility that comes with using technology
    Report inappropriate material
  • 9. Conclusion
    Parents and teachers responsibility to enforce and monitor internet activity of children
    Teachers can do different activities to show proper behavior online and useful ways to use technology
  • 10. Bibliography
    Ribble, M. (2011). Home Page. Retrieved January 31, 2011, from Digital Citizenship Using Technology Appropriately:
    Ribble, M. (2011). Nine Elements. Retrieved January 31, 2011, from Digital Citzenship Using Technology Appropriately: Sense Media Inc. 2011, Retrieved January 30, 2011 from, M., Bailey, G. & Ross, T. (2004, September). Digital citizenship: Addressingappropriate technology behavior. Learning & Leading with Technology. Retrieved January 30, 2011