|Sept - Dec 2016|
|Global Digital Innovation|
Digital etiquette: Electronic standards of conduct or proceedings.
It is not enough to create rules and policies, we must learn to become responsible digital citizens in this new society.
Digital communication: electronic exchange of information.
Anyone should be afforded the opportunity to access information anywhere and anytime.
Digital literacy: the process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.
As new technologies emerge we need to learn how to use that technology quickly and appropriately. We need to be digital literate.
Digital access: full electronic participation in society.
Digital exclusion of any kind does not enhance the growth of human beings in an electronic society. One gender should not have preferential treatment over another. Electronic access should not be determined by race, physical or mental challenges. The issue of people in cities or towns with limited connectivity needs to be addressed as well. To become productive citizens we need to be committed to equal digital access.
Digital commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods.
Children and young people need to learn about how to be effective consumers in a safe digital economy.
Digital law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds.
Digital law deals with the ethics of technology. There are certain rules of society that fall under illegal acts. These laws apply to anyone who works or plays online.
Digital rights and responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.
Basic digital rights must be addressed, discussed and understood in the digital world. With these rights also come responsibilities. Users, including children and young people, must help define how the technology is to be used in an appropriate manner. In a digital society these two areas must work together for everyone to be productive.
Digital security (self-protection): electronic precautions to guarantee safety.
In any society there are individuals who steal, deface property or disrupt other people’s lives. The same is true for the digital community. It is not enough to trust your peers in the community for your own safety. In our own homes we put locks on our doors and fire alarms in our homes to provide some level of protection. The same must be true in the digital world. We need to have virus protection, back ups of data and surge control on our equipment. As responsible citizens we must protect our information from outside forces that might cause disruption or harm.