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Digital Citizenship: A Holistic Primer defines digital citizenship, describes its important role in education today and in the future, and offers specific examples of schools and colleges that are teaching it well. The paper breaks down digital citizenship into three core themes – respect, educate and protect, and provides six elements for each such as digital law, digital literacy and digital security. It discusses how schools can approach the issue of Internet access such as monitoring, filtering or blocking Internet use and handling of BYOD initiatives. It offers guidance on what schools should consider when creating a digital citizenship plan and lists classroom examples from educators in elementary, middle and high school and college.
A Digital Citizenship: A Holistic Primer is a collaborative effort between the Digital Citizenship Institute, which hosts the Digital Citizenship Summit, and Impero Software.