Posted on June 6, 2016
What does Digital Citizenship mean?
Talk about a loaded question.
My idea of Digital Citizenship is based off of my ideas of citizenship and general “member in good standing” unspoken rules that are pretty ubiquitous amongst the various online communities I’ve been involved with.
⦿ Contribute what you can/when you can.
⦿ Don’t be rude.
⦿ Take pride in the community, help improve it.
⦿ Help the others when they need it.
⦿ If you have critiques, express them in a way that doesn’t belittle/devalue others or their work – instead make them constructive.
⦿ Try to see things from others’ perspectives.
⦿ Remember we were all fluffy baby chicks once, needing to ask questions isn’t a weakness or an affront.
⦿ Be proud of what you can do, but always work to better yourself.
⦿ Inclusive trumps exclusive.
⦿ Give credit where credit is due.
⦿ If something is not right, say so. Wrongs aren’t righted with silence.