A digital citizen is one who knows what is right and wrong, exhibits intelligent technology behavior, and makes good choices when using technology. To understand the complexity of digital citizenship and the issues of technology use, abuse, and misuse, Mark Ribble had identified nine elements that together make up digital citizenship, which can be grouped into three categories. They are:
Digital Rights and Responsibilities the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users, and the behavioral expectations that come with them
Digital Communication
the electronic exchange of information
Digital Access
full electronic participation in society
Digital Etiquette
the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users
Digital Security
the precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network
Digital Literacy
the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it
Digital Law
the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use
Digital Health and Wellness
the elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use
Digital Commerce
the buying and selling of goods online
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