Digital Citizenship brings many thoughts to our minds. Let’s talk first about a citizen. According to a dictionary definition “a citizen is a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection.” (Dictionary.com) Along with the allegiance and entitlement also comes responsibilities and expectations to follow rules and regulations by the citizens.
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.
Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology.
Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage. (Digitalcitizenship.net/Home_Page.html)