Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
  • advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
  • exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
  • demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
  • exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

As an educator, how do you teach/promote digital citizenship? What specific activities do you use that could help other educators?


  • Part of digital citizenship is learning to author and share on the web responsibility. In order to give her students this experience, one of our contemporary issues teachers enhanced a final project focusing on research, to include Blogs where students could form grassroots campaigns around their researched issue. Students receive authentic feedback from a larger audience as well as learn to provide responsible and valid information.

  • As part of a class at university I was a part of, the teachers in our group created a wiki site on the topic of Digital Citizenship called at DigiCiti. It was designed to go along with our provincial Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum document. Please feel free to explore the various pages and particularly the Lesson Plan we prepared. John Evans (joevans1@gmail.com)

  • Three middle/high school classrooms across the world (Austria, USA, Qatar) joined together March-June 2008 to collaborate and determine what it means to be a digital citizen. They have contributed to a collaborative wiki and connected via an 'educational' network Ning. Each school decided on its own outcomes applicable to their school community as actions. These are detailed on the wiki. Julie Lindsay (lindsay.julie@gmail.com)