The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.
iKeepSafe - Cyber-safety addresses the ability to act in a safe and responsible manner on the Internet and other connected environments. These behaviors protect personal information and reputation, include safe practices to minimize danger from behavioral-based rather than hardware/software-based problems.
Whereas cyber-safety focuses on acting safely and responsibly, Cyber-security covers physical protection (both hardware and software) of personal information and technology resources from unauthorized access gained via technological means.
iKeepSafe - Digital media are excellent tools for forging and maintaining healthy and safe relationships. For example, 82% of social-networking teens say they use these sites to stay in touch with friends they rarely see in person. Another study reports that time spent on Facebook facilitates offline interactions.
iKeepSafe - Digital communications are “sticky.” Anything communicated through digital media remains accessible indefinitely, which is great news when you have . . . great news. Accomplishments are easy to share, easy to track, and kids and teens can find forums for positive require hiring personnel to do online searches of job candidates.
Where the convenience of digital technology offers a wide array of benefits, achieving digital security is essential. Parents and mentors must understand both the positive and negative potential of digital devices in order to take full advantage of the technology.
Balancing our real life with screen time can be a trick for adults and kids. Because digital media is useful and engaging—and good at holding our attention—it can be tempting to use it all the time. These tools often interfere with other important activities (like sleeping, eating meals with family, spending time with friends, and physical activity). Youths in the US average 44.5 hours per week using electronic media.