What Is Digital Citizenship: Digital Citizenship, Part 1

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Episode Description:
Today’s young people face a few unique challenges interacting with digital media. Our new series on Digital Citizenship is here to help navigate those challenges. In our first episode, we start by explaining what Digital Citizenship entails.

What is Digital Citizenship? Digital Citizenship, Part 1

What Is Digital Citizenship? Digital Citizenship: Part 1

Welcome to 60-Second Civics from the Center for Civic Education. I’m Mark Gage.

Unless you’re very young, when your parents were in high school, they did not have smartphones, text messaging, social media, or even an internet connection.

Today’s young people face a few challenges we older folks did not have to deal with.

For example, when we had something to say to our friends, we would call them on the phone or just walk over to their house.

There are challenges to interacting with digital media. For example, how do you do the right thing, and say the right thing online?

How do you tell the difference between reliable information and misinformation on social media?

Over the next eight episodes we will explore digital citizenship, which can be boiled down to a simple concept: Safely navigating the digital world, ensuring that everyone’s rights are respected, and that we fulfill our responsibilities.  

Thank you to T-Mobile for sponsoring this episode.

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