Digital literacy, digital citizenship
- Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship Anne Collier Co-Director ConnectSafely.org
- A living Internet HuffingtonPost.com
- Embedded in real life
- The Net effect
- How the Internet changes the equation: Content is
- Disinhibition: Lack of visual cues reduces empathy
- Replicable potential for instant mass distribution
- Scalable potential high visibility on mass scale
- Invisible audiences never know who s watching
- Permanent & searchable difficult to take back
Source: danah boyd: Taken out of Context, 2008
- Blurring of public and private boundaries not clear
- The definition question
- What of social literacy and media literacy?
- Students definitions
- Developing and determining the best
- Means of communication & self-expression
- Strategies for maintaining the line between personal and professional expression
- Media tools for reaching ones communication/expression goals
- Ethics for online practices and expression
- Ways to function in collaboration & community
- Key take-away: We learn by doing
- Promote digital citizenship in pre-K-12 education as a national priority. Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety & Technology Working Group Our report to Congress, June 2010...
- 6 elements of digital citizenship
- Participation or civic engagement
- Literacies : tech, media, social
- Rights and responsibilities
- Norms of behavior ("good citizenship)
- A sense of membership , belonging
- Proposed definition
- Citizenship: the rights & responsibilities of full, positive engagement in a networked world
- Rights access & participation, privacy, freedom of expression, physical & psychological safety, safety of material and intellectual property
- Responsibilities respect & civility toward others; protecting own/others rights & property; respectful participation; the 3 literacies of a networked world
- Its protective fosters community
- Promotes agency the self-actualization needed for self-actualized media
- Supports safe participation online & off
- Turns users into stakeholders (citizens)
Why digital citizenship?
- Supports community goals as well as individual goals and well-being
- Power as agents for social good (online & offline)
- Personal success in and with social media and life
- Opportunities to collaborate with fellow participants
- Opportunities to co-create the social norms of social media
Whats in it for youth?
- Professional training & leadership opportunities online and offline.
- Thank you!