The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship
Digital Etiquette
The standards of conduct expected by
other digital technology users.
Learning the rules before using it.
Communicating without knowing the rules or
even checking them.
Digital Literacy
The capability to use digital technololgy and
knowing when and how to use it.
Stundents use tchnologies in new ways.
Stundents are provided with resources and
material they cannot access away from the
Digital Health and Wellness
The elements of physical and psychological
wellbeing related to technology use.
Students learn about health and wellness as it
relates to technology.
Possible harmful physical effects of
technology are ignored and proper
Digital Rights and Responsibilities
The privileges and freedoms extended to all
digital technology users.
Students give the creater of the information
credit while working on a school project.
Students take all of the credit from the
research and give the real creater credit.
Digital Securtiy
The precautions that all technology users must
take to guarantee their personal safety and the
security of their network.
Students are aware of the dangers of
providing information to anyone over
the internet.
Students fail to protect their identity and to
maintain current software updates or patches
that protect their computers from viruses and
Digital Commerce
The buying and selling of goods online.
Students use only safe sites to buy from.
Students buy online without protecting their
Digital Access
Full electronic participation in society.
Technology opportunities for all students
within schools.
Ignore digital needs of various groups or
fail to accommodate students who do not
have access to technology.
Digital Law
The legal rights and restrictions
governing technology use.
Students understand what can be
downloaded for free and what is copyrighted
and what should be paid for.
Students copyright and dowload music
from filesharing sites.
Digital Communication
The electronic exchange of information.
Students use digital communication devices
when they are not in the classroom
Students don't turn down volume on their
phones for class.