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.

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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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