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Digital Citizenship Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding digital citizenship.
What is Digital Citizenship?

A Digital Citizen External link opens in new window or tab. is a member of a worldwide community linked by the Internet. defines Digital Citizenship as the quality of habits, actions and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities or the quality of a response to membership in a digital community.

Why is learning Digital Citizenship Important?

It is important to model for students the ethical, legal, and safe use of online information and resources. It is also important to help students learn about how they can protect themselves and their personal information in online environments.

How can Digital Citizenship week help?

Digital Citizenship week strives to educate school faculty and parents on the issues that surround technology and prepare them to support and supervise their child’s use of technology. By providing classroom lessons/units the goal is to educate students as they navigate the digital realm and maximize what technology has to offer, while minimizing its negative impacts.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
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