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Digital Citizenship on ITGSoepdia


Digital citizenship can be defined as appropriate behaviour that represents the responsible, ethical
and legal approach that individuals take in any situation with respect to the use of IT. Digital citizenship
permeates, in one way or another, all of the preceding social and ethical considerations.


Everfi Course on Digital Citizenship

The Ignition – Digital Literacy & Responsibility™ course consists of seven learning modules, each with pre- and post-assessments, as well as a capstone interactive game, called My Digital Life. Each learning module lasts approximately 30-45 minutes each, for a cumulative course time of 4 to 5 hours.
The outline below shows the concepts covered in each part of the course:
Module 1 – Choosing a Computer
  • Choose software and hardware based on specific needs
  • Advantages/disadvantages of open-source software & cloud computing
Module 2 – Wireless Communications
  • Different types of phone features, applications & capabilities
  • Cellular network transmission, coverage, & service
  • Dangers of using phones while driving
  • How shared media can go viral
Module 3 – The Viral World
  • Consequences of computer viruses & how to protect against them
  • How to recognize, protect and resolve identity theft
  • How to set up secure online profiles

  • Digital addiction & technology overuse
Module 4 – Internet Resources and Credibility
  • Primary vs. secondary research
  • How to verify source credibility
  • Identifying & avoiding plagiarism; how to cite sources
  • Using school technology responsibly

Module 5 – Creating Multimedia Products
  • How/when to use certain multimedia programs
  • How to create and share media
  • How to avoid piracy, copyright infringement & intellectual property violation
Module 6 – Digital Relationships and Respect
  • Understand the signs and consequences of cyberbullying
  • Strategies for helping & preventing cyberbullying

Module 7 – The Future of Technology and You
  • How technology is used in different careers
  • Explore career and academic paths

My Digital Life
  • Apply digital literacy knowledge and skills in real-life gaming scenario. The goal is to organize and promote a concert.