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What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship is the ability to participate safely, intelligently, productively, and responsibly in the digital world. (See the Resources Library or categories below for more information about and commonly taught elements of digital citizenship.)

Digital citizenship should also include positive, creative, deliberate use of technological tools and skills to create, connect, communicate, and collaborate in ways that make a positive contribution to family, school, and community life. This positive side of digital citizenship will be the focus of the 2017 DigCitSummit, which will be held in Utah on November 2-3. Stay tuned for more information, or email michelle@epik.org or marialice@digcitinstitute.com if you are interested in getting involved.

Utah educators/administrators, Digital Teaching and Learning grant recepients, and School Community Councils: Visit our Positives Pilot page to learn more about how you can help expand digital citizenship education to include more examples of positive uses of technology.

30 inspiring stories of kids making a positive difference with technology

If you want a serious case of the feel-goods, click here for over 30 stories of kids practicing positive digital citizenship.

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Learning Together: DigCitKids & Cyber Seniors

By Curran Dee | February 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

We at @DigCitUtah LOVE seeing kids learning and acting positively with technology. Proudly, we share this blog post from the 10-year old changemaker and creator of DigCitKids, Curran Dee. He shares with us a concrete example of how to connect with the seniors in your life. Plus, we see how fun it is to introduce technology to…

Join in World Read Aloud Day on Skype for K-12

By Aubrey Lee | January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

World Read Aloud Day World Read Aloud Day {WRAD} is an exciting, interactive day where everyone all over the world reads aloud to promote education and access to books and technology. This year it is on Thursday, February 17, 2017. There are such fun ways to get involved online. In fact, technology allows this day to…

DigCitSummit 2016 Videos

By Aubrey Lee | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

On October 28, 2016 hundreds of individuals, businesses, and educational leaders attended The global Digital Citizenship Summit at the Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. The focus of the Digital Citizenship Summit is to promote positive and practical solutions towards SAFE, SAVVY, and ETHICAL use. The goal was to enlist the help of diverse stakeholders (including you!) to solve problems regarding social…

Happy New Year!

By Aubrey Lee | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year!  We at DigCitUtah are excited to welcome the new year! 2016 was filled with opportunities to connect, learn, and expand our collaborative efforts. We have been overwhelmed (in a good way!) with the number of individuals and organizations who truly care about our youth and their lives online.  The growing positive Digital Citizenship (DigCit)…

Using Technology for Good | Lesson for Kids

By Aubrey Lee | December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Use Technology for Good Is technology good or bad? We vote that it is neither. Yet, how we treat technology and what we do with it can be good or bad. Read here about Digital Citizenship and how to use technology for good. Just as good citizenship is more than not breaking the law, digital citizenship is more…

Free CRAP Test Download – Your students will love this!

By Aubrey Lee | November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is it C.R.A.P? Teach your students how to critically analyze what they are reading online. They won’t be able to read anything, ever again, without thinking about the CRAP test.  “C.R.A.P. That’s what kids see on the board on the first day of their Cyber Civics “Media Literacy for Positive Participation” course. It gets their attention.…

Students praising students on Instagram and Facebook

By Aubrey Lee | November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every student has a chance to make a difference digitally (meaning on instagram, facebook, etc.). This can be through simple, kind comments on someone’s post or through more elaborate projects to make the internet more positive. Kids have an innate desire to help and uplift others. Yesterday, I was raking the leaves in my front yard…

A digital adventure with a curious 10-year-old

By Aubrey Lee | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

At EPIK Deliberate Digital, we look for opportunities to spotlight people who are deliberately involving youth in creating a culture that fosters positive digital citizenship. We were thrilled to interview Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Digital Citizenship Institute, about her son, Curran, and about a new organization called DigCitKids. Watch for a guest…

What’s the big deal about Digital Citizenship?

By Aubrey Lee | October 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

I keep hearing about Digital Citizenship! What is the big deal and why should I pay any attention to it? One of my biggest goals as a parent is for my child to become a nice, thoughtful human being. Forty years ago, that would involve teaching them good character habits. We would strive to be a good example,…

Seniors get connected! *Youth visit Senior Center*

By Aubrey Lee | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The divide between digital natives today and seniors who grew up without technology has only grown as technology continues to advance. Connecting Seniors A group of inspiring teens at Magna Library decided to use their digital literacy skills to help close this digital divide. This group of students found a mutual love for technology when they met through the QSA (Queer Straight…

Help improve digital citizenship education and expand the definition of digital citizenship! You can be among the first in Utah to join a collaborative effort focused on involving children and youth in the process of creating more energy around using technology deliberately to be good citizens, to contribute in positive ways in family life, and to work to make the world a better place.

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