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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Digital Citizenship

What is it?

A digital citizen refers to a person who has the knowledge and skills to effectively use digital technologies to communicate with others, participate in society and create and consume digital content.

Digital citizenship is about confident and positive engagement with digital technologies. By educating students about digital citizenship, they will have the opportunity to develop an understanding about the following concepts:

  • digital and information literacy
  • internet safety
  • privacy and security
  • cyberbullying, relationships, etiquette and communication
  • creative credit and copyright
  • digital footprint.

Australian Curriculum definition

Digital citizenship

An acceptance and upholding of the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to the use of digital technologies. This involves using digital technologies effectively and not misusing them to disadvantage others. Digital citizenship includes appropriate online etiquette, literacy in how digital technologies work and how to use them, an understanding of ethics and related law, knowing how to stay safe online, and advice on related health and safety issues such as predators and the permanence of data.

Source: Australian Curriculum: Technologies glossary

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CURRICULUM LINKS


Levels F - 2

Create and organise ideas and information using information systems independently and with others, and share these with known people in safe online environments (ACTDIP006)

Levels 3 - 4

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information independently and with others, applying agreed ethical and social protocols (ACTDIP013)

Levels 5 - 6

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols (ACTDIP022)

Levels 7 - 8

Plan and manage projects that create and communicate ideas and information collaboratively online, taking safety and social contexts into account (ACTDIP032)

Levels 9 - 10

Create interactive solutions for sharing ideas and information online, taking into account safety, social contexts and legal responsibilities (ACTDIP043)