Digital citizenship essentially means learning to live as a citizen in today’s highly digitised society.


It can therefore be integrated into the curriculum in a holistic, cross-curricular approach that is not dependent on the digital know-how of children, or the amount of time they spend online.

The Council of Europe’s Digital citizenship Education (DCE) programme clearly defines the competences children will need to master to be competent, responsible digital citizens. It also describes the 10 broad domains of on- and offline activity where they are used.

The Digital citizenship education handbook - Being Child in the Age of Technology provides ideas for teachers in terms of learning goals and activities that will enable children to live digital citizenship in and out of the classroom.