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The use of technology and the internet has changed the way we interact, work, study and shop. Many of us appreciate and enjoy our online interactions. However, there are also many dangers lurking in the online environment. How do we navigate the ever changing rules of digital citizenship, and keep ourselves and our families safe in the online world? Read on to learn more.


Quick Facts

  • In 2009, Canadians spent $15.1 billion online.
  • The top leaked online password in 2014 was “123456”.While its use has went down since, “123456789” was recorded as the 8th worst password in 2017.
  • According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 93 percent of teens ages 12 to 17 are online.

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Digital Citizenship Resources

GetCybersafe by the Government of Canada is full of resources to help you, your family and business stay safe while interacting and participating in the online environment. Find information on cyber bullying and security risks related to mobile use, online shopping, online banking, social networking and emailing.

Watch a video on keeping your online accounts secure:

There is another video on protecting yourself while shopping and banking online:

What is Netiquette? Learn the do’s and don’ts while interacting in an online environment.

If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, keep backaches at bay with some simple tips and stretches.

With the increased amount of time spent staring at the computer screen, it would be helpful to know some steps to take to care for your eyes.

Newest Digital Citizenship Articles

5 tips to keep your gadgets in tip top shape

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Did you know that your computer has an average life span of five years? Tablets and phones live for a… Read more »

6 tips for safe and productive Facebook use

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Facebook has become the most widely used social media platform today. And for those of us who have friends and… Read more »

5 quick tips for navigating the internet like a pro

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Browsing the internet can be overwhelming. Imagine having the power to harness information from more than a billion websites at… Read more »

Don’t click that link!

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I recently received a text message saying: “You have received $89.95 from Manitoba Hydro”. I was instructed to click on… Read more »

Recent Digital Citizenship Articles, CLB3-4

Thinking of online shopping? Here’s how to stay safe

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Shopping online can be more convenient than going to stores. It’s easy and stress-free because you don’t have to travel… Read more »

3 ways a good digital presence can get you a job

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First off, what is digital presence? A few years back, digital presence was something that applied only to businesses or… Read more »

Social media basics

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Why do you need social media? Aside from the providing a way to connect with your friends and family, it… Read more »

5 tips for online safety

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Many new immigrants can become targets of scams. Unscrupulous entities may take advantage of your unfamiliarity with laws or play… Read more »

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How to stay safe online

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In the digital age, we must do all we can to stay safe online. Attend this workshop to find out… Read more »

WorkCom_Week 4

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This is our last week of Workplace Communications. This time you are in the driver’s seat. We look forward to your presentation… Read more »

WorkCom_Week 3

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We have now reached week 3 of Workplace Communications! This week, we are engaging in a number of activities that allow… Read more »

Digital Skills at Work

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Course Description Digital Skills at Work (DSW) is a four-week course focusing on essential digital skills required to succeed in one’s career…. Read more »

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