DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP???

HONESTLY, I NEVER HEARD THIS TERM BEFORE. SO, I GUESS IT
MEANS THAT THE GROUP OR COMMUNITY THAT USE TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR DAILY LIFE. BUT
MY INTERPRETATION WAS TOTALLY WRONG. AS EXPLAINED BY DR RAJA MAZNAH, DIGITAL
CITIZENSHIP REFERS TO THE NORMS OF BEHAVIOURS ON HOW TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY
APPROPRIATELY. SO, IT REFERS TO THE WAY WE USE THE TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR BENEFITS AND
BEING RESPONSIBLE ABOUT IT.

AFTER THAT, DR RAJA MAZNAH INTRODUCED THE 9 ELEMENTS OF
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP:

1. Etiquette: electronic standards
of conduct or procedure

2. Communication: electronic exchange of information

3. Literacy: the process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology

4. Access: full electronic
participation in society

5. Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods

6. Responsibility: electronic
responsibility for actions and
deeds

7. Rights: those freedoms
extended to everyone in a digital
world

8. Safety: physical well-being in
a digital technology world

9. Security (self-protection):
electronic precaution to guarantee safety

 

SHE ALSO ASKED US TO ADD 5 MORE AREAS OF BEHAVIOURS INTO THE
LIST. THERE ARE MANY ELEMENTS THAT HAD BEEN VOICED OUT SUCH AS GENERATION GAP,
SENSITIVITY, ENVIRONMENT AND MANY MORE. THEN, WE NEED TO WORK IN GROUP TO
DISCUSS IN DEPTH ABOUT ALL THE ELEMENTS. MY GROUP WAS ASSIGNED TO DISCUSS ABOUT
LITERACY. FROM THE DISCUSSION WITH MY GROUPMATES, I COULD CONCLUDE THAT THERE
ARE PROS AND CONS IN THIS ELEMENT. TECHNOLOGY CAN BE VERY USEFUL AND HELPFUL IN
TERM OF GETTING THE KNOWLEDGE BY USING THE VIDEO CONFERENCE AND ONLINE SHARING.
BUT, THERE ARE ALSO DISADVANTAGES SUCH AS SOFTWARES FAILURE AND THE
ACCESSIBILITY OF THE TECHNOLOGY. AT THE END, IT RELIES ON THE USERS ON HOW TO
USE THE TECHNOLOGY, WHETHER TO BENEFIT THEM OR TO BURDEN THEM.

SO AFTER GONE THROUGH THE CLASS THAT DAY, I STARTED TO
EVALUATE MYSELF…

CAN I CALL MYSELF AS A DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP?

AM I PRACTISING ALL THE ELEMENTS OF DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP?

IM SURE ALL OF YOU ALSO THINK ABOUT IT…

SO, IF THE ANSWERS FOR THE QUESTIONS ARE “NO”..

WE NEED TO DO CHANGES IN ORDER TO QUALIFY OURSELVES TO BE
CONSIDER AS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

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