Questioning your digital rights and responsibilities? Do you have an idea or opinion you want to share with others through social media or other technology?
Tread lightly and think about what you post, before you post. You have rights and responsibilities concerning what you post online.
A right is something you are allowed to do.
A responsibility is something you have to (or should) do.
Know Your Digital Rights and Responsibilities
You have the right to:
Access computers and other electronic devices
Access and use digital content
Create and share digital media
Keep personal privacy in digital communities
Express ideas and opinions freely
Report anything that is seen as inappropriate
Your responsibilities include:
Use appropriate language when interacting with others
Respect the opinions and ideas of others
Obey all intellectual property laws of media and copyright
Not to share others' works without permission
Follow the rules and conduct within every site or digital community on the internet
Report cyberbullying, threats, and inappropriate use of digital resources
The 3 Principles Of Digital Citizenship
Mark Ribble, the author of Digital Citizenship in Schools, Nine Elements All Students Should Know, developed three principles to guide users in using technology responsibly. Each principle contains 3 of the nine elements of digital citizenship.
The three principles are:
Respect: elements of etiquette, access, and law are used to respect other digital users
Educate: elements of literacy, communication, and commerce are used to learn about the world
Protect: the rights and responsibilities, security, and the health and wellness to keep users safe in the digital and non-digital world
The Elements Of Digital Citizenship
Nine elements relate to the 3 Principals of Citizenship
You joined an online community with similar interests as your own. Your digital rights do not include:
Do you know your digital rights and responsibilities now?
Are you being digitally responsible?
The next time you post on a social media platform, check to see if your behaviour falls within the etiquette guidelines for that platform.
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