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Digital Citizenship Elements

This crosswalk is a guide for how the elements in each of these four tools align with each other for a common focus: students. It provides educators with a view of important lenses used for understanding Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship Elements

  • MITECS are related to the ISTE standards for students. Both serve the same purpose of offering a blueprint for what skills learners need to develop. 
  • ISTE Digital Citizenship infographic illustrates the three spheres of the new digital citizenship and the characteristics of each.  
  • The nine elements from the website, Digital Citizenship, unpacks Digital Citizenship into important concepts and practices that every person should develop. 
  • Common Sense Media offers robust resources and curriculum for teachers to use to develop learners with age-appropriate materials. Their guiding concepts are used to organize their curriculum.

Depending on your preferred starting point, use this crosswalk to align needs and resources with your focus. The embedded links offer a fuller description for each set of elements.


MITECS (pdf)/ISTE Standards The New Digital Citizenship, ISTE 9 Elements for Digital Citizenship Common Sense Media (CSM) (full pdf)
 

2a) Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

 

Digital Self


(1) Digital Access

(3) Digital Communication and Collaboration

(4) Digital Etiquette

(5) Digital Fluency

 
  • Digital Footprint & Identity (Reputation* and Self-Image & Identity*)
 

2b) Engage in positive, safe, legal, and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

 

Digital Agent

Digital Interactor

 

(1) Digital Access

(3) Digital Communication and Collaboration

(4) Digital Etiquette

(6) Digital Health and Welfare

(7) Digital Law

(8) Digital Rights and Responsibility

 
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying & Digital Drama & Hate Speech
  • Media Balance & Well-Being

 


2c) Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
 
 

Digital Agent

 

(1) Digital Access

(4) Digital Etiquette

(5) Digital Fluency

 
  • News & Media Literacy (Creative Credit & Copyright* and Information Literacy*)

 

 

2d) Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

 

Digital Self

 

(2) Digital Commerce

(8) Digital Rights and Responsibility

(9) Digital Security and Privacy

 
  • Privacy & Security (Internet Safety*)

*CSM old elements. Still used in earlier curriculum resources that remains available.


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