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  • Digital citizenship is defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.
  • By embracing technology and encouraging students to explore its various forms, educators also have a responsibility to teach students to use technology in a responsible manner.

Reference for Resources: Digital Citizenship Website - Mike Ribble


BCPS Digital Citizenship / Internet Safety Resources





Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
  1. Digital Access – full electronic participation in society
  2. Digital Commerce – buying and selling online
  3. Digital Communication – electronic exchange of information
  4. Digital Literacy – knowing when and how to use technology
  5. Digital Etiquette – understanding appropriate and inappropriate uses of technology
  6. Digital Law – legal rights and restrictions governing technology use
  7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities – privileges and freedoms extended to all technology users, and the behavioral expectations that come with them
  8. Digital Health and Wellness – elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use
  9. Digital Security – precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network