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"Digital citizenship is the responsible use of technology to learn, create, and participate." (www.commonsense.org/education)

What is digital citizenship?

How libraries support YOU as a digital citizen:

In addition to learning how to mindfully access and critically analyze research information (see HOWLER tutorials), libraries provide access to resources that support your growth and participation in a digital world when you leave school. A few examples:

Information Literacy.

Content Creation.

Information Access & Ethics.

Social Media & Identities.

Related books/ebooks in our collection:

Book cover: Technology's child
Book Cover: Race and Digital Media
Book Cover:  More than a glitch : confronting race, gender, and ability bias in tech
Book Cover: Dignity in a digital age: Making Tech work for all of us
Book cover: Race after technology : abolitionist tools for the New Jim Code
Book Cover: Creative Courage
Book cover image of Lurking : how a person became a user
Book Cover: Branding Yourself
Book Cover: Breaking News
Book Cover: Collective Action 2.0
Book Cover: Ethics in the Digital Domain
Book Cover: Civic media : technology, design, practice
Book cover image of Deepfakes : the coming infocalypse
Book Cover: Behind their screens
Book Cover: Security in the Digital Age
Book Cover: How to protect (or destroy) your reputation online
Book Cover: The Chaos Machine
Book Cover: Critical Thinking
Book Cover: Living in Information
Book Cover: Real World Media Ethics
Book Cover: Digital ethics
Book Cover: Working in the Cloud

Digital Citizenship in the news

Other Outstanding Online Resources

Games and Interactivity for Digital Citizenship

Why you should care 

We are all interconnected. Digital Technology can both clarify and confuse our connections as we simultaneously consume and create data and information online. 

image © Mark Perkins, 2024

To understand the world and our place in it, we must engage information and knowledge critically and collaboratively. 

This includes grasping concepts of privacy, intellectual property, metaliteracy, and civic engagement.

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Civic Engagement

Transform knowledge into informed impact!

Topic Highlight: Civic Engagement.
Civic Engagement refers to "individual or collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern, including individual voluntarism, organizational involvement and advocacy." Digital civic engagement takes this action into our active online spaces.

“Definition of Civic Engagement” American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/education/undergrad/civic-engagement.

Empowering People through Data Privacy

Why You Should Care

Why you should care 

 

We are all interconnected. Digital Technology can both clarify and confuse our connections as we simultaneously consume and create data and information online. 

Digital Citizenship is made up of nine interrelated elements: Digital Access, Digital Commerce, Digital Communication, Digital Literacy, Digital Etiquette, Digital Law, Digital Rights and Responsibilities, Digital Health and Wellness, and Digital Security. 

To understand the world and our place in it, we must engage information and knowledge critically and collaboratively. 

This includes grasping concepts of privacy, intellectual property, metaliteracy, and civic engagement.