Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship allows us to connect, collaborate, and share by using technology appropriate person meetings are on the decline which makes it necessary to engage people digitally. Being a digital citizen means you have a set of skills to work in the digital world.

This workshop will give participants the guidance needed in the ever changing world. As our lives are lived more and more online we all need to translate our social skills into a virtual world.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship.
  • Use technology appropriately.
  • Use social networking to create your brand.
  • Protect your reputation online.
  • Practice safe use of technology.
  • Understand digital etiquette.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping items

Pre-Assignment Review

Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans

Module Two: What Is Digital Citizenship? 

What is Digital

Engaging with Others

It’s a Moving Target

Belonging to a Community

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Being a Good Citizen 

Build it Up

Real World Influences

Using Technology Appropriately

The Golden Rule

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Best Practices for Sharing 

Digital Footprints

Personal and Work Lives

Stop and Think Before You Post

Do Not Over-share

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Networking and Personal Branding (I)

Personal Branding

Be Yourself (online and off-line)

Social Networking

If you Share it, Expect Everyone to See It

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Networking and Personal Branding (II) 

Introduce Colleagues

Volunteer to Help Others


Guard Your Reputation

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Digital Security and Safety (I) 

Don’t Trust Anyone You Don’t Know

Enable 2-Step Verifications

Public Wi-Fi

Public Computers

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Digital Security and Safety (II) 

Email and Attachments

Password Rules

Back Up Your Files

Update Your Software

Case Study

Module Nine: Dealing With The Dark Side 

See it, Report it

Bullying and Harassment


Shared Something You Shouldn’t Have?

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Digital Etiquette (I)

Respect and Tone

Speak Up, Not Out

Topics To Avoid

Keep Private Messages Private

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Digital Etiquette (II) 

Educate Yourself

Information Processing

Internet Boldness

Permission to Share

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up 

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations