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Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship from

 Fourth Grade is part of the 3rd-5th grade repetition of Digital Access, Digital Communication and Digital Safety

1.   Digital Access:   full electronic participation in society.
Students learn that not everyone has access to technology.

2.   Digital Commerce:   electronic buying and selling of goods.
Students need to learn that many items are now purchased, traded and sold online. Students need to learn safe searching [such as using https sites] to safeguard information.

3.   Digital Communication:   electronic exchange of information.
Good manners are required on-line, just the same as they are in person. 

4.   Digital Literacy:   process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.
Teachers need to keep updated on the latest technologies to ensure they are teaching thier students about digitial citizenship.

5. Digital Etiquette:   electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
Many people ignore rude behavior on the computer, others may find themselves fired for it.  We need to follow proper etiquette online.

6.   Digital Law:   electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
This set of laws protects people rights and includes copyright and plagerism.  You are responsible for what you say and do online. 

7.   Digital Rights & Responsibilities:   those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.
Digital citizens have the same rights online as they do in the real world.  Remember, everyone has the right to freedom of speech and privacy- as long as they do not infringe upons the rights of other people.

8.   Digital Health & Wellness:   physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world.
Poor posture, eye strain, insomnia and internet addiction can happen at any age. 

9.   Digital Security (self-protection):   electronic precautions to guarantee safety.
In any society, there are individuals who steal, deface, or disrupt other people. As responsible citizens, we must protect our information from outside forces that might cause disruption or harm.


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