A person is digitally fluent if they have the skills to participate in a digital society, and is a digital citizen when they are effectively doing so.
Therefore a digital citizen is defined as somebody that has appropriate:
and then critically:
The foundations of a digital citizenship programme
The following six foundation principles underpin effective digital citizenship programmes:
Ako | Young people are “active agents” in the design and implementation of digital citizenship, including approaches to online safety.
Whanaungatanga | An unbounded, coherent home-school-community approach is central to the development of digital citizenship and online safety management.
Manaakitanga | Approaches to digital citizenship are inclusive, responsive and equitable in design and implementation.
Wairuatanga | Digital citizenship in action positively contributes to wellbeing and resilience development enabling safer access to effective learning and social opportunities.
Mahi tahi | Digital citizenship development and online safety incident management are fostered through partnership approaches, coherent systems and collaboration.
Kotahitanga | Evaluation and inquiry underpin the ongoing design of digital citizenship approaches, based on rich evidence from young people and their whānau.