10 Themes of Digital Citizenship

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Digital technologies and being online provides children with opportunities to create, play, connect, socialise, and to learn.

 

Digital technologies and being online provides children with opportunities to create, play, connect, socialise, and to learn. Digital citizenship is having the ability to positively and actively engage in society through the use of digital technology. For children to become effective digital citizens there are several competencies they need to develop including being able to evaluate online information, online consumer awareness, and understanding privacy and security issues. It also includes general citizenship competencies such as respect and empathy for others.

The Council of Europe Digital Citizenship Education Expert Group has identified 10 themes/domains to define the competencies that digital citizens should acquire.

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