Digital citizens can be described as individuals able to use digital tools to create, consume, communicate and engage positively and responsibly with others.


They understand and respect human rights, embrace diversity, and become lifelong learners in order to keep step with evolutions in society.

Digital citizenship education is a holistic approach that strives to develop the essential skills and knowledge needed in today’s connected world, and foster the values and attitudes that will ensure they are used wisely and meaningfully.

Digital citizenship competences are spread across these four areas, and in total comprise 10 different domains of activity under three umbrellas: Being online, Well-being online and Rights online.