- [Voiceover] What is digital citizenship? Digital citizenship refers to the norms and principles which we're expected to follow when interacting online. Being a good digital citizen is not much different than being a good citizen in the everyday world we live in. Being respectful and responsible are foundations. Treating others the way that you'd like to be treated and taking measures to keep yourself and others safe and secure are vital. In this course, we'll break down digital citizenship into six different elements. They include digital footprint, which refers to your collective trail of actions as you participate online.
Digital etiquette, also known as netiquette, refers to the best practices for behaving responsibly online. Digital access, which refers to one's ability to participate online. In this section, we'll discuss the digital divide, which refers to the divide between those who have access to technology and the internet and those who do not. And what can we do about this issue to solve it. We'll have an introduction to online rights and responsibility. We'll talk about digital safety and security, including tips on how to stay protected. And also digital commerce, which refers to the purchasing of goods online.
Technology has changed the world around us, and it's important that we not only strive to become informed digital citizens, but to also educate our children and students on how to do this as well.
This course helps teachers and students understand the ideas and areas of digital citizenship. Oliver Schinkten describes the impact of our digital footprint. He shows how to participate in online communities, help students deal with cyberbullying, keep computers free of viruses and malware, and safely shop online.
The overall focus of this course is on educators and tips for teaching digital citizenship. But if you use the Internet for any reason—for communication, playing games, online shopping, interacting within communities, or any other reason—it is important to understand digital citizenship. Understanding your rights and responsibilities will help you stay safe and have a better experience online.
- Creating a positive digital footprint
- Addressing cyberbullying
- Joining online communities
- Finding solutions for the digital divide
- Conducting online research
- Maintaining privacy online
- Protecting yourself from viruses and malware
- Buying products online
- Engaging with online reviews