According to Wikipedia, A digital citizen refers to a person utilizing information technology (IT) in order to engage in society, politics, and government participation.
K. Mossberger, et al. define digital citizens as
“those who use the Internet regularly and effectively”
Daily thousands of students join the league of internet users and are bombarded with lots of information, people with whom they may interact. This makes digital citizenship a very important concept to be aware about.
Since citizenship is all about quality of individual’s response to their membership in a community, digital citizenship is mainly concerned about digital community. It requires self-awareness and self-monitoring ability to interact with different stakeholders of the community. Digital citizen follow the guidelines that govern ethical and responsible use of technology.
And if you are curious to know about Global Digital Citizen, they are the learners, leaders and creators. Since their lives are moving fast, they have to be social and stay digital round the clock. Technology plays critical role in their lives. They live and thrive in both offline as well as online community which has different cultures and they have to follow them actively. Since digital communities are growing at phenomenal rate, policies and programs are developed for the safety of community members. They see entire world as a community in which people live and prosper together without the geographical boundation.
As per Twitter community:
#HESDigCit Family challenge #1 our family definition is digital citizenship is using technology in a safe, appropriate and kind way.
— Haverhill Counselor (@HESCounselor) September 12, 2016
— Kate (@edupolikate) December 12, 2016
— UK Safer Internet (@UK_SIC) November 23, 2016