Digital citizenship is the act of “living,” or interacting with technology, specifically the internet. To be a good digital citizen you must understand how the internet works, current issues associated with internet users, and behave in a way that enhances the quality of the internet for everyone connected. A good digital citizen will behave in a virtuous manner towards others. This includes refraining from being disrespectful to others, respecting others digital property, create appropriate content and share knowledge to help others. They will also take care to continue stay up to date with digital technology and be responsible of their own digital footprint. This includes understanding digital security and the risks of online payments, taking care of one’s own digital identity, being aware of one’s digital health and not over relying on technology or the internet, and knowing the health risks of overuse.
Below I have put together a list of resources to help you discover more about Digital Citizenship.