Mike Ribble defines digital citizenship as using technology responsibly and appropriately. Anyone who interacts regularly online automatically becomes a digital citizen. Like any other community, digital citizenship requires members to behave in a mature and civil manner. Good citizens ensure that digital users have safe and pleasurable experiences.
What Is Digital Citizenship?
Digital citizens all belong to the digital society, and they need to adhere to the norms and rules have been established. There are nine elements that people experience when they interact online. These interactions define what occurs in digital citizenship.
Nine Normal Elements:
• Access – Citizens have different levels of access. Full access should be a goal of citizenship.
• Commerce – Buying and selling online is increasing, and consumers need to be aware of what the purchase and the legality of their purchases.
• Communication – There are numerous ways to communicate online, and citizens need to make wise decisions in what and how they communicate.
• Literacy – Technological literacy requires people to keep up with digital changes.
• Etiquette – Citizenship comes with a responsibility to follow etiquette when communicating with others.
• Law – Citizens have a responsibility to behave ethically and be aware of laws governing them.
• Rights and Responsibilities – The rights of users are shared equally. These rights come with responsibilities.
• Health and wellness – Physical and psychological issues can occur when ergonomics and other problems are not addressed.
• Security – Citizens must take action to protect their information online