Digital literacy and digital citizenship: what’s the difference?

By Jun.06, 2014

In an earlier post – ‘Introducing digital literacy‘ – I talked about digital literacy being a range of skills that enable you to live, learn and work in a digital society. Things like exploring and evaluating materials, using and referencing resources, digital skills for presenting your work, managing information and the social dimension of information. But where does digital citizenship come in and what does it mean? In a nutshell, it is all about how you behave in the digital society – staying safe online, respecting yourself and others, thinking critically and acting ethically. So, back to the original question, what’s the difference? Digital literacy is all about skills and competencies and digital citizenship is all about behaviours. This great poster sums it up nicely.

Digital literacy poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

 

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