Digital Citizenship, digital literacy


In the 21st century digital literacy  ( No Dutch page on this subject in Wikipedia) belongs to the basic skills of the educated person. It is a prerequisite in order to function in the information society. Digital literacy demands, like language skills and numeracy, a formation process that everyone must go through for a long time. Therefore it is an important subject in the curriculum. Current courses in this field do not prepare students for the information society. The government must implement a comprehensive change in secondary education to improve digital information and communication. Otherwise the Netherlands will be lagging behind and leading position as a knowledge and innovation economy will be in danger.
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In 1997, Paul Gilster wrote a book entitled Digital literacy (New York: Wiley).

Digital Citizenship has aspects and components:
Digital Access: full electronic participation in society.
Digital Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods
Digital Communication: electronic exchange of information.
Digital Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.
Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
Digital Law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
Digital Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.
digital civil rights.
Digital Health & Wellness: physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world.
Digital Security (self-protection): electronic precautions to guarantee safety.[]
Digital identity, Bonnie Stewart
Digital networking and connecting

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