Young people today inhabit a world that has been transformed by digital technologies, effortlessly enabling connectedness through social media and access to vast quantities of information.


Making sense of this hyper rich information and engaging effectively and responsibly poses a whole set of new challenges for educators as they seek to prepare young people as citizens, exercising their rights and participating effectively in the affairs of the community.

Our working definition of digital citizenship views education as both the spark and as effect of a process of citizenship. In this section, we focus on three aspects of digital citizenship education – stakeholder roles and responsibilities, scenarios for school organisation and preparing teachers – as the basis of an implementation strategy.