Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Published on 11 November 2021
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Transcript
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Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety
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By Leone Mwebe Asiimwe  Kristele
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- What is Digital Citizenship? - What is Internet Safety?
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- Why are they important?
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So what is Digital Citizenship? Well, Digital Citizenship is the ability to engage with the internet or technology in a safe and meaningful way. This means that to be a good digital citizen you must know how to use the internet or technology safely and properly so you can thrive in the modern digital world. But a digital citizen must also be able to adapt to the changing environment around them because  the digital world is changing everyday with new types of  technology and it is important for a digital citizen to stay up to date with all the latest technology.
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But there are also some behaviours of a good digital citizen: 1. To use social media and online platforms appropriately. 2. To know how to use the internet and also how to check stuff and purchase (buy) items online. 3. To be able to be safe on the internet and protect yourself.
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Now what is internet safety? Well internet safety is the ability to stay safe on the internet using different methods. So there are 4 rules to  internet safety:
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THE INTERNET IS FOREVER. This means that the even if you delete stuff online, they will always be there. So the best thing to do is  to search yourself to see how much the internet  knows about you.
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DO NOT PUT PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE. This means any close information about you or your family like your birthday or your family name (surname).
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SMARTPHONE SAFETY. This means that you must not accept messages or texts from strangers or people that you do not know.
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HANDLE HACKING INTELLIGENTLY. Last but not least, handling hacking. You must know that no matter how  safe you are you can still get hacked and the best way to prevent this is  using a firewall and changing your password frequently. 
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But why are they important? Well Digital Citizenship and Internet safety are important because technology is  the future and if you do not know how  to use technology properly then you will struggle to survive in the digital world  of the future. So basically that is what  you need to know about digital citizenship and internet safety.