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What is good digital citizenship?

As Australian citizens, we have rights and responsibilities that inform us what responsible behaviour looks like and help create a safe, active community to live and grow in.

So what does good citizenship look like in the digital world?


USING TECH SUPERPOWERS RESPONSIBLY
Good digital citizens look after their own well being and manage screen time and mental health so that our tech doesn’t become our ‘Kryptonite’. They respect device policies at school and at home, and make time to disconnect and explore the offline world.


STAYING SAFE ON THE VIRTUAL PLAYGROUND
Good digital citizens stand up for targets of cyber bullying and don’t engage in online hate. They report behaviour that makes themselves or friends uncomfortable and protect their real-world information with strong passwords.

GOOD DIGITAL MANNERS (ETIQUETTE)
A good digital citizen practices digital empathy and is always ready to lift
people up with their words and actions. They use tech to talk with people, not about people and think before they post or share information.


READY FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE!
Good digital citizens are excited to discover and master new technology so that they can use it responsibly, to their very best ability and to help others all over the world.


Every year technology evolves – let’s be a positive part of our digital journey, together!

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