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Lowther Hall LRC: Digital Citizenship

Where to start...

Where to start can be daunting...commonsense media have mapped a scope and sequence which is a great place to start

They have an extensive range of lesson plans for all year levels attached to this scope and sequence with quality resources to use some examples shown below

Managing our digital footprint

Managing our digital Footprint from Digital Citizenship adventures                              From Jason Ohler professor at University of Alaska comes this resource for senior school students for identifying and understanding our digital footprint. It has film clips, discussion questions, and activities to help students become aware, understand and manage their digital identity       
From the N.S.W Govt Education & Communities comes this excellent and comprehensive selection of tools and resources for teaching digital citizenship. 


Budd:e CyberSafety program and resources            

Cybersafety Education from ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) very comprehensive site with lesson plans and resources                                                                                                                                                 


Definition of Digital Citizenship

Increasingly our understanding of digital citizenship is changing, as what, how, and who we are in a digital world becomes more critical and complex in our daily lives.

From TeachThought comes this quote: "The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities."

Digital Citizenship carries both rights and responsibilities

The Essential Elements

Respect yourself and others

  • etiquettestandard of conduct or procedures online
  • access - full electronic participation, working for equitable digital rights for all
  • law - responsibility for actions and deeds

Educate yourself and connect with others

  • communication -electronic exchange of information
  • literacyprocess of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology, for a high degree of information literacy skills. 
  • commerce - online buying and selling of goods

Protect yourself protect others

  • rights & responsibilityfreedoms extended to those in a digital world
  • safety & securityelectronic precautions to protect learners, staff and organisations
  • health & welfarephysical and psychological wellbeing in a digital world

from Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship: Mike Ribble

The Digital Ecology we need to be part of...

Digital Citizens have the skills of

Social Intelligence

New Media Literacy

Content Curation