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What Is Digital Citizenship?
What Is Digital Citizenship?

This is a question that I hear frequently, whether I am talking to students, teachers, administrators, friends, or family members. Digital citizenship can be a confusing topic to the uninitiated, and often it means different things to different people. Cyberbullying is often the first thing that jumps to mind as a common and well-publicized scourge; Internet safety is another. However, digital citizenship is not just about cyberbullying or Internet safety; it encompasses a broad range of behaviors and skills needed in today’s digital environments. In his excellent book, Digital Citizenship in Schools, Mike Ribble defines digital citizenship as “the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.” The umbrella of digital citizenship covers a broad ...

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