Raising digital citizens

What is a digital citizen?

According to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, a digital citizen is a person with the skills and knowledge to effectively use digital technologies to participate in society, communicate with others and
create and consume digital content.

Principles of digital citizenship

ENGAGE positively
Digital citizens are aware of their own behaviour and how it affects others. They act respectfully and encourage others to do the same.

Tips for parents:

  • Talk often and early (this trust will help them share their experiences)
  • Be involved: set up digital devices in high traffic areas of the home
  • Discuss responsible online behaviour: decide together what is ok and what is not
  • Find our more: Family tech tips 

KNOW your online world
Digital citizens understand the technologies that are available and how they can be used to connect with outers. They also know how they can affect their digital reputation.

Tips for parents:

CHOOSE consciously
Digital citizens think before they act - making informed decisions about what information they share and with who.

Tips for parents:


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Life Education has been endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider (see esafety.gov.au for more information).


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