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.

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.