Digital citizenship take 2

The latest learning path talks about the notion of digital citizenship. It encourages me greatly to talk about digital citizenship in the same way we talk about citizenship. It’s important for educators to develop students desire to contribute to society in a positive way- that’s what citizenship means to me. Digital citizenship therefore, means contributing to the digital society in a positive way. When we consider it this way it’s not a complex issue is it? It’s kind of a no brainer- it encompasses the way we behave, react and enact in the digital world, the truths we tell, the stories we believe and how we interact with others.
Rather than thinking of digital citizenship as purely cyber safety, we need to embrace the idea of a holistic approach to digital citizenship where students are empowered to be positive forces in an increasingly digital society.

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