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"It should be clear to all that being a good citizen is just as important in the digital world as in the "real world". ~Ribble

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The above word cloud was created using the definitions and explanations of the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.

Mike Ribble has identified nine elements of Digital Citizenship. Each of these nine elements encompasses many areas of our digital behavior. In addition, many of the areas that will be explored, can fit under more than one of the nine elements. For more information on Ribble's definition go to: www.digitalcitizenship.org
The Nine Elements according to Ribble are:

Digital Etiquette

Digital Communication

Digital Literacy

Digital Access

Digital Commerce

Digital Law

Digital Rights & Responsibilities

Digital Health & Wellness

Digital Security (Self-Protection)


Diigo is a social bookmarking site that has one of the most active digital citizenship groups I know of. You must begin by signing up for a free Diigo account, and then once your profile is built, become a part of the digital citizenship group. There is a constant growth of a bank of websites on the topics of digital citizenship. The group is named Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship and is a grouping of professionals that are dedicated to collecting all of the digital citizenship resources they can in one place. For anyone interested in Digital Citizenship in schools, this group is a must. Once you have a Diigo account, you can use the badge to the right to join the group.

If you would like to add the badge to your library page or blog the code is as follows:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://groups.diigo.com/widget_mana/group_widget?group_name=Ad4dcss" ></script><noscript><a href="http://groups.diigo.com/groups/Ad4dcss" >Diigo Groups</a></noscript>

Digital Citizenship Today

Now is the time for educators as well as other adults to begin to evaluate how they are using technology. Within this website are many examples of how educators can begin the process of teaching their students how to use technology more appropriately. These resources can be used by any anyone who is interested in helping students or others better understand appropriate technology use. from www.digitalcitizenship.net


My overall favorite one-stop-shop for digital citizenship for teachers, parents and students is Common Sense Media. This has information that is current, relevant and easy to understand. I personally get their RSS feed for educators that gives me updates and articles of interest. This site is free to register and has a great library of resources for everyone.

Educator Anne Bubnic's Public Diigo Lists. Each of the Digital Citizenship Links begins with the wording "digital Citizenship". Bookmarks are categorized by NETS standards, Topics, Elements of Digital Citizenship.

Join the Digital Citizenship NING.

Resources on Fair Use

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