Digital Citizenship is about students/teachers – both children and adults, knowing when to use technology and how to use technology appropriately. In this blog, Jeff Dunn likens being a good digital citizen to being a girl or boy scout online. Funny, but relevant analogy. I located Jeff’s blog, through fellow student Jennifer Walsh’s blog on the same topic.
Jeff provides a picture of girl guide complete with the following 5 points for teachers to guide their students to achieve:
1. Protect private information
2. Respect themselves online
3. Stay safe online
4. Balance the time
5. Stand up to Cyber Bullying
Whilst this was a quick and easy overview, I felt as though I needed something more. So I explored further and when I read Teresa Morgan, another fellow student’s blog on Digital Citizenship she provided information on the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship which was written by Mike Ribble, this information enabled me to get a better grasp on the term itself and the meaning behind the term. It also made me reflect back to one of my earliest blogs, when I asked “How safe is your Facebook profile?”