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Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Digital Rights and Responsibilities

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In this lesson, you will learn about the 9 elements of digital citizenship. Specifically, the Digital Rights and Responsibilities element of digital citizenship, why Digital Rights and Responsibilities matters, and what Digital Rights and Responsibilities looks like.

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Hi everyone, and welcome to today's lesson. The topic we'll be covering is digital rights and responsibilities. My name is Gino Sangiuliano. And let's get started.

Let's begin by reviewing digital citizenship. Digital citizenship is the acceptable, appropriate, and responsible manner in which we interact with technology. There are nine key elements, including digital access; commerce; literacy; digital etiquette; digital law; digital rights and responsibilities-- the topics of today's tutorial; digital health; and finally, digital security.

As a digital citizen I have embraced the many ways that are now available to disseminate information. For me, one of the most exciting ways has been through blogging. I found myself learning a great deal from following the blogs of so many amazing educators. So I decided to join the conversation. I, of course, do so responsibly, and I'm accountable for everything I write. It has been a wonderful experience.

What are digital rights and responsibilities? They're the freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world, and having the right to use any and all technologies in an accountable manner. Just like the rights we enjoy as citizens of our country, students need to be aware of their digital rights as well. These include the right to digital privacy and the right to freedom of speech.

Of course, when one is given rights, there are responsibilities as well. In this case, they are to maintain a high level of digital etiquette, and to ensure safety and security.

In school, digital rights and responsibilities are usually outlined in acceptable use policies. These policies sometimes even appear on the screen when students are logging in, and they must be agreed to before they can access the internet. Some of these rights and responsibilities include limited access, outlining allowable practices, downloading content-- and of course, cyberbullying is something that's never allowed.

In conclusion, digital rights and responsibility fall under the umbrella term of "digital citizenship." We defined digital rights and responsibilities. We explained why students should know about them, and what it looks like in schools.

I'll leave you with this food for thought. Consider what ways you choose to exercise your digital rights, and ask yourself if you do so responsibly.

Now it's your turn to apply what you've learned in this video. The additional resources section will be super helpful. This section is designed to help you discover useful ways to apply what you've learned. Each link includes a brief description, so you can easily target the resources you want.

Thanks again for watching. Have a great day.

Notes on "Digital Rights and Responsibilities"

(00:00-00:14) Intro

(00:15-00:48) Digital Citizenship Overview

(00:49-01:16) Story

(01:17-01:29) Definition of Digital Rights and Responsibilities

(01:30-01:54) Rights and Responsibilities Students Should Know

(01:55-02:22) Rights and Responsibilities in School

(02:23-02:43) Summary

(02:44-03:12) Food For Thought

Additional Resources

Protect Your Image- Cybersmart

Great resource from the Common Wealth of Australia on digital footprints and digital citizenship. This website offers teachers an infographic about digital footprints. In addition, the site offers five reminders for students on how to protect their image and to create a positive online presence. 
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Get%20the%20facts/Digital%20footprint.aspx

Digital Rights and Responsibilities

The DwightSchool Site on Digital Rights and Responsibilities. This is an amazing website created by students for students including student voices, videos, and resource. The student led sessions are brief and easy to follow. Because the information is presented by and for students, it is a terrific resource to motivate students to learn about their digital rights and responsibilities. Further, the site can serve as inspiration for teachers interesting in creating a class website for and by students. 
http://dwightschool.wikispaces.com/Digital+Rights+and+Responsibilities