Principles of Digital Citizenship

Course Description:

The Internet has changed the way that people connect, communicate, and conduct business. The digital age has provided many benefits, but it does have a downside. Given the sheer volume of digital information that we send and receive each day, it is important to learn basic citizenship skills. These skills will help prevent missteps and keep your digital relationships running smoothly.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship.
  • Use technology appropriately.
  • Use social networking to create your brand.
  • Protect your reputation online.
  • Practice safe use of technology.
  • Understand digital etiquette.

What Is Digital Citizenship?

  • What Is Digital Citizenship?
  • Engaging with Others
  • It’s a Moving Target
  • Belonging to a Community
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Being a Good Citizen

  • Build It Up
  • Real World Influences
  • Use Technology Appropriately
  • The Golden Rule
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Best Practices for Sharing

  • Digital Footprints
  • Personal and Work Lives
  • Stop and Think Before You Post
  • Do Not Over Share
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Networking and Personal Branding (I)

  • Personal Branding
  • Be Yourself
  • Social Networking
  • If You Share It, Expect Everyone to See It
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Networking and Personal Branding (II)

  • Introduce Colleagues
  • Volunteer to Help Others
  • Blog
  • Guard Your Reputation
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Digital Security and Safety (I)

  • Don’t Trust Anyone You Don’t Know
  • Enable 2-Step Verification Processes
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Public Computers
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Digital Security and Safety (II)

  • Email and Attachments
  • Password Rules
  • Back Up Your Files
  • Update Your Software
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Dealing with the Dark side

  • See It, Report It
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Trolling
  • Shared Something You Shouldn’t Have?
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Digital Etiquette (I)

  • Respect and Tone
  • Speak Up, Not Out
  • Topics to Avoid
  • Keep Private Messages Private
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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