Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of behavior with regard to technology use. This includes electronic exchange of information, responsibility for electronic actions and deeds, physical safety and well-being in a digital world.
The purpose of embedding digital citizenship curriculum by Common Sense Education in school is to discuss with students the examples of appropriate and inappropriate etiquettes, access to digital content, and electronic communication behaviors and strategies they can adopt to become a better digital citizen. Common Sense is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to empower students to thrive in the world of media and technology and support them to harness the positive power of media. Further information about Common Sense can be accessed on the link commonsensemedia.org.
The objective for the development of Digital citizenship program in school is to help define students’ behavior and facilitate the development of well-rounded, technology-savvy students.