- What is Digital Citizenship?
- What is Internet Safety?
- Why are they important?
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.
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.
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
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.
DO NOT PUT PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE.
This means any close information about you or your
family like your birthday or your family name (surname).
This means that you must not accept messages or texts
from strangers or people that you do not know.
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
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.