Today, I’m going to talk about something very important: Digital Citizenship.
I had not heard this term before until I started my MEd. Course. I’ve been researching on this topic for a week now and I’ve learned how important it is and I believe everyone should be aware of it.
To start with, let’s review some concepts.
A person who is entitled to enjoy all the legal rights and privileges granted by a state to the people comprising its constituency and is obligated to obey its laws and to fulfill his or her duties as called upon (Business Dictionary, n.d.).
The world where digital technologies is propelled by explosive broadband growth and soaring mobile numbers, digital lifestyle, technologies at home, in the office, in school, on the street, in cars, in trains, in planes, etc. (International Telecommunication Union, 2009).
A discipline taught to prepare technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use (Ribble, 2017).
I’ve been part of this digital world since 2009 and I formally learned my rights and responsibilities this week; nine years later. But, I like the saying that states “better late than never”.
As a digital citizen and an educator, it is my responsibility to spread the word about Digital Citizenship and make my stand on my beliefs and actions in the digital world. My philosophy as a digital citizen and an educator is:
Citizen (2018). In BD Business Dictionary Website. Retrieved from http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/citizen.html
n.a. (2009). Living the Digital World. International Telecommunication Union Website. Retrieved from http://www.itu.int/newsroom/features/digital_world.html
Ribble, M. (2017). Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship Website. Retrieved from http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/
Hi. I'm Raquel Poteet, an ESL and Spanish teacher. My calling is definitely teaching. That's why I decided to further my education. I'm enrolled in my TESOL M. Ed. program at Post University and loving it!