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Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship?

The DDSB has based our digital citizenship program on the framework set out by Dr. Mike Ribble in his book Digital Citizenship in Schools.  The nine elements of digital citizenship are:
  • Digital Access: full electronic participation in societyCommunication.jpg
  • Digital Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods
  • Digital Communication: electronic exchange of information
  • Digital Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology
  • Digital Ettiquette: electr​onic standards of conduct or procedure
  • Digital Law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
  • Digital Rights and Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world
  • Digital Health and Wellness: physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world
  • Digital Security: electronic precautions to guarantee safety