Digital citizenship is about confident and positive engagement with digital technology.

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

Digital Citizenship principles

Three core principles that responsible digital citizens should practise are:

  • ENGAGE positively
  • KNOW your online world
  • CHOOSE consciously.
These principles were developed following:
  • research into community, industry and not-for-profit sector views on digital citizenship
  • an extensive review of existing international digital citizen programs and resources
  • testing and refining of core digital citizenship principles with focus groups.

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