Read, What is Digital Citizenship and Why Should I Care?, over at the MacLearning site. The short article discusses what makes a good digital citizen and also reviews the ideas of several other scholars.
Author Wayne Morse of Emory University writes:
Learning how to be a productive part of an online society is essential. With actions and reactions being almost instantaneous, and in many cases, being on a global scale, it is important that we adopt the practices of a good digital citizen.
Morse, the director of Emory’s Center for Interactive Learning, goes on to identify nine areas of competence that support digital citizenship (great topics for dinner table conversations), and he concludes that blogging can be a useful teaching tool because a teacher can model appropriate behavior set conduct parameters.