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  • Digital Citizenship Definition

  • A Digital Citizenship Definition

    Drawing from the Key Competencies and Values in the NZ Curriculum and a growing body of research knowledge, NetSafe, in consultation with New Zealand teachers has produced this definition of a New Zealand digital citizen.

    A digital citizen

    • is a confident and capable user of ICT
    • uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities
    • uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace
    • is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies
    • is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively
    • uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways
    • demonstrates honesty and integrity and ethical behaviour in their use of ICT 
    • respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world 
    • contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship

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