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Digital Citizenship

  1. 1. Digital Citizenship Leslie Luken LIS 647 Summer 2014 Current Trends Presentation
  2. 2. Introductory Video  The following video gives a great introduction to digital citizenship. Click on the link and enjoy.  Be a Digital Citizen
  3. 3. What is Digital Citizenship?  It is …  Being responsible  Being respectful  Being safe  Buying and selling items  Communicating effectively All while on the internet and using technology.
  4. 4. Nine Themes to be Taught (Ribble, 2014)  Digital Access  Digital Commerce  Digital Communication  Digital Literacy  Digital Etiquette  Digital Law  Digital Rights & Responsiblities  Digital Health & Wellness
  5. 5. Digital Access  Digital access means everyone is given the opportunity to have access to electronics.  For a school and school media library, everyone within the school would have access to a computer and any other technology that is offered at school.  The school librarian would ensure that all students have access to that technology and that it is as up-to-date as possible.
  6. 6. Digital Commerce  Digital commerce is the ability to buy and sell things on the Internet.  The school librarian will need to teach students how to recognize ads on websites and that if they click on the ad it will take them to a completely different site.
  7. 7. Digital Communication  Digital communication is the ability to talk with others via email, text messaging, instant messaging, etc.  The school librarian’s job is make sure students understand how to be responsible, safe, and respectful when communicating through email, text, and IM.
  8. 8. Digital Literacy  Digital literacy is the ability to know when and how to use technology.  Digital literacy is the ability to use search engines, use email, and evaluate websites.  Librarians should teach students how to use their school email accounts, how to use keywords to search for information needed, and how to evaluate that information for accuracy once it is found.
  9. 9. Digital Etiquette  Digital etiquette is the ability to use appropriate conduct while using digital technology. In other words, using manners.  Librarians will need to teach students what they should and shouldn’t do/say concerning all aspects of digital technology (email, social media, text messages, IM, etc.).
  10. 10. Digital Law  Digital law deals with copyright law, privacy, ethical issues, and piracy.  Librarians will need to teach students how to correctly cite their sources so they do not violate copyright law.  Librarians will also need to discuss privacy with students and how putting too much information about themselves on the Internet can result in bad things.
  11. 11. Digital Rights & Responsibilities  Digital rights and responsibilities is the ability of the user to follow certain rules when using digital technology.  The most important document to go with digital rights and responsibilities is the Acceptable Use Policy. Librarians need to be sure to cover this with all students so that the students understand what is acceptable and what is not.
  12. 12. Digital Health & Wellness  Digital health and wellness is the awareness that there are some dangers related to digital technology.  Librarians need to be sure to teach students about eye safety, issues related to repetitive movements, etc.
  13. 13. Digital Security  Digital security is the ability to protect oneself while using digital technology.  The librarian will teach the students about using passwords to protect their information and how to vary their passwords.  The librarian will also teach the students about different computer viruses and how to not download information they don’t know anything about.
  14. 14. Why Teach Digital Citizenship?  In short, schools need to teach digital citizenship so that students can become “empowered to make smart, responsible, and respectful decisions when using media” (Orth & Chen, 2013, pp. 56-63).
  15. 15. References  Digital Citizenship – Main Page. (n. d.). digital citizenship – main page. Retrieved July 16, 2014 from  Orth, D., and Chen, E. The strategy for digital citizenship. Independent School, 56-63.  Ribble, M. (2014). Digital Citizenship. digital citizenship. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from  Zhang, X. (2012, January 11). Be a digital citizen. Youtube. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from