Digital citizenship is the combination of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age“. www.mylgp.org.nz

A digital citizen:

♦ is able to use the ICT tools not only for leisure but also for learning and work;
♦ knows how to find relevant information and how to assess it;
♦ is aware of the digital world challenges and knows how to stay safe;
♦ knows and applies copyright principles
♦ relates appropriately with others: communicate positively and honestly, respect privacy and freedom of speech.

Here at MAC, we practice digital citizenship at all levels.

♦ We have a cybersafety policy in place;
♦ Students are taughts a variety of softwares and encouraged to present their assignments in using them;
♦ Information literacy is taught actively, for example through this Prezi;
♦ Teachers and students practice blogging and facebooking together;
♦ Good communications skills are modeled and actively reminded.
♦ Parents information events are organised regularly.

Resources

This is an infographic presenting the risks of posting in social networks.

♦ NetSafe – Cybersafety and Security Advice for New Zealand http://www.netsafe.org.nz
♦ Digital citizenship resources for schools – http://www.mylgp.org.nz
♦ Report online incidents – http://www.theorb.org.nz
♦ Learn about computer security – http://www.netbasics.org.nz
♦ Cyberbullying information – http://www.cyberbullying.org.nz

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