The nature of digital literacy is, in my mind, is being comfortable using digital technologies, and having the ability to decide which piece of equipment or software is right for the job in hand. If you are to succeed as a digital citizen, you must be able to effectively use appropriate technology, infrastructure of that technology and its applications/software to access the services you require. You must also be respectful and safe in all you do within the digital world just as you would in the physical world.
The scope of digital literacy
The scope or use of digital literacy touches all aspects of our everyday lives. It is all encompassing in terms of its scope. In fact, it is very difficult to think of an element of our lives that is not affected by digital technology. With apps and software to help us find a job or a partner, use the household appliances to booking theatre or cinema tickets, holidays and getting the best deals possible on the shopping sites. If you want the best opportunities and offers then you need to be computer literate and digitally aware to be able to access these safely on the Internet. Without these skills or the necessary finance you are missing out on so much.
The role of digital literacy in the lives of young people and adults