Introduction to Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship?

This quote from Ithaca College nicely sums it up, “Digital Citizenship means putting your best foot forward digitally, just as you would in person, by using appropriate ethics and etiquette, respecting the rights of others and protecting your reputation and your security.” 

There are many aspects to Digital Citizenship, so we’ve created some guides to get you started:


Privacy and Respect

Interacting and communicating online can have implications for one’s privacy.

We’ve given you some examples and tips to protect yourself.


Quality Information

Just as in traditional media, you should use quality resources to build your digital media.

Check out our tips to avoid “CRAAP” information.



This is a quick summary of what you can and cannot do with copyrighted materials at Seneca College under Copyright Law in Canada.

We’ve also created a guide for royalty-free resources (these are resources who have had their copyright restrictions reduced or removed).


Citing in Digital Media

We’ve created a quick guide to citing resources you’ve used in different types of digital media.

MLA and APA doesn’t always fit with new types of media, such as infographics, websites, etc.

Digital Citizenship

Visit the Digital Citizenship module in The Learning Portal to learn about social media, fake news, privacy, and more.

Watch the the Digital Citizenship hub.

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