The Nine Elements
Of Digital Use
The Nine Elements of
1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society.
2. Digital Commerce: the buying and selling of goods online.
3. Digital Communication: the electronic exchange of information.
4. Digital Literacy: the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and
how to use it.
5. Digital Etiquette: the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology
6. Digital Law: the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use.
7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities: the privileges and freedoms extended to
all digital technology users, and the behavioral expectations that come with
8. Digital Health and Wellness: the elements of physical and psychological well-
being related to digital technology use.
9. Digital Security: the precautions that all technology users must take to
guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network.
Digital access means that a person has full access to
computers, internet and other technologies. This is very
important because if we do not have Digital Access,
then no one would be able to improve the technologies
that we have.
Digital Commerce is a new way of shopping. It means
that when people go online to websites where you can
buy and sell speciﬁc items. This has had a huge impact
on Digital Commerce. It is important because it is the
new way where people with Digital Access can be able
to shop online from wherever they want.
Digital Communication has been a huge achievement and
is being used by many people, especially teenagers. It is a
way of communicating to people around the world using
the modern technology, such as teh internet. There are
many programs that are made for Digital Communication,
such as, MSN messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Skype... etc.
This has made communication with people in your own
country and around the world a lot easier and cheaper.
Digital Literacy is where people know when the right
time to use the internet and technology is. It is also the
capability of using technology itself. Many people
around the world do not have Digital Literacy at all
because they do not have Digital Access. But for the
people who do have access, then Digital Literacy is
very important. Many schools around the world have
computers and they teach their students how to use
technology and computers.
Digital Etiquette is that everyone that is Digitally
involved knows a set of rules that they are supposed to
follow. These rules include :
Sensitivity to other peoples work and personal life.
Digital law is the set of rules made by a countries
government that people HAVE to follow. It is very
important to follow these rules because the things they
are against can cause huge damage to people and
things. It is also that people know what the good things
and the bad things are in the internet, because some of
the bad things can lead to a federal offense. An
example would be cyber-bullying.
Digital Rights and Responsibilities
The internet gives us the pleasure of sitting at home
and basically being able to do anything we want. But
there are responsibilities and rights when it comes to
the use of the internet. Like i said we shouldn't abuse
the freedom we have with the internet. i think that if a
person is not responsible enough, they should not be
aloud to use the internet.
Digital Health and Wellness
The internet can have a huge effect on a person’s
health and wellness. A negative effect would be if the
person is getting cyber-bullied, or if the person gets
addicted. But a positive effect would be to get
educated by the internet. An example of that would be
if a person learns how to play an instrument on the
To make our digital life a secure and safe place, the
user must make safety measures. These include things
like not uploading personal things on the internet, not
giving out any of your personal information to someone
you do not know or trust, and not to save any of your
passwords on a computer thats not yours. There are
also programs that protect your computer from things
like viruses. That is what digital Security is.