Becoming a digital citizen is EASY.
You don’t have to fill out a ton of paperwork, wait for it to process, deal with the postal service, or go to any scheduled appointments! All you have to do to possess digital citizenship, is to monior what you post online. That’s it.
Okay, maybe that isn’t all you have to do.
You should also monitor what you subscribe to, what you view, what you like on Facebook, what you click on, and so on.
Digital citizenship is being cautious in the digital world, and also being active in the community.
As a person with tattoos (regrettable tattoos which are planned to be removed) it is crucial to view your digital activity as a tattoo. Everything you do is permanent and traceable.
This may not seem like a big deal to most, but one wrong click or sarcastic comment can tarnish your digital reputation and can reflect your citizenship outside of the digital world aka the real world.
Your digital tattoos can affect potential employers, congregation membership, scholarships, and friendships.
Another aspect of digital citizenship is manners. Mistaken sarcasm is one thing, but cyber bullying is another. Don’t say mean things online or off!
So whose responsibility is it to make sure that everyone is following the common laws of being a digital citizen? Well, it starts with the User/Blogger/Poster/Facebook Addict etc. Just be respectful and cautious at all times and you should be fine.
Next parents and schools should stress the importance of being responsible online. These talks should include every thing I’ve mentioned above,but also the risk of spam or scammers, privacy settings, and all the other dangers of social media: