Digital citizenship By: diana cortez

Digital access: Technology users need to know that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. Providing and expanding access to technology should be goal of all digital citizens. There is limited access, so other resources may need to be provided. We need to be committed to make sure that no one is denied digital access.

Digital Commerce: . Legitimate and legal exchanges are occurring, but the buyer or seller needs to be aware of the issues associated with it. The mainstream availability of Internet purchases of toys, clothing, cars, food, etc. has become commonplace to many users. At the same time, an equal amount of goods and services which are in conflict with the laws or morals of some countries are surfacing (which might include activities such as illegal downloading, pornography, and gambling). Users need to learn about how to be effective consumers in a new digital economy.

Digital communication: A person’s ability to communicate with other people. The expanding digital communication options have changed everything because people are able to keep in constant communication with anyone else. Now everyone has the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with anyone from anywhere and anytime. Unfortunately, many users have not been taught how to make appropriate decisions when faced with so many different digital communication options.

Digital literacy: A renewed focus must be made on what technologies must be taught as well as how it should be used. New technologies are finding their way into the work place that are not being used in schools. Learners must be taught how to learn in a digital society. In other words, learners must be taught to learn anything, anytime, anywhere. Business, military, and medicine are excellent examples of how technology is being used differently in the 21st century. People need to learn how to use that technology quickly and appropriately.

Digital etiquette: We recognize inappropriate behavior when we see it, but before people use technology they do not learn digital etiquette. Their rules and regulations are created or the technology is simply banned to stop inappropriate use. It is not enough to create rules and policy, we must teach everyone to become responsible digital citizens in this new society.

Digital etiquecey, electronic conduct of procedure. We see inappropriate behavior and people don't know appropriate usage. Rules and regulations created, everyone must become responsible.

Digital law: Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society. Users need to understand that stealing or causing damage to other people’s work, identity, or property online is a crime. There are rules of society that users need to know about society. These laws apply to anyone who works or plays online. Hacking into others information, downloading illegal music, plagiarizing, creating destructive worms, viruses or creating Trojan Horses, sending spam, or stealing anyone’s identify or property is unethical.

Responsibility, actions, deeds are the laws which deal with the ethics of technology. Stealing, causing damage to people work is a crime.

Digital rights and responsibilities: Just as in the American Constitution where there is a Bill of Rights, there is a basic set of rights extended to every digital citizen. Digital citizens have the right to privacy, free speech, etc. Basic digital rights must be addressed, discussed, and understood in the digital world. With these rights also come responsibilities as well. Users need yo know the appropriate manner on how to use technology.

Digital health and wellness: Eye safety, repetitive stress syndrome, and sound ergonomic practices are issues that need to be addressed in a new technological world. Beyond the physical issues are those of the psychological issues that are becoming more prevalent such as Internet addiction. Users need to be taught that there are inherent dangers of technology. Digital Citizenship includes a culture where technology users are taught how to protect themselves through education and training.

Digital security: In any society, there are individuals who steal, deface, or disrupt other people. The same is true for the digital community. We need to have virus protection, backups of data, and surge control of our equipment. As responsible citizens, we must protect our information from outside forces that might cause disruption or harm.

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