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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

  • The average Canadian household spends about $2,748 each year on online shopping (2018).
  • 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.
  • Nearly 90% of Canadians use the internet; 86% have a broadband internet connection at home (Canada’s Internet Factbook 2018).

Digital Citizenship Articles by Topic

Newest Digital Citizenship Articles

What to do when you accidentally click on a spam link?

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We’re human. We all make mistakes. Some errors happen when we’re in a hurry or so busy that we don’t… Read more »

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 »

Recent Digital Citizenship Articles, CLB3-4

5 tips for smart digital parenting

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How many media devices do you have at home? Do you have computers, laptops, smart TVs, tablets, gaming gadgets, and… Read more »

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 »

Digital skills that will get you hired

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Digital skills can be defined as the “ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, create, and share information using digital technology…. Read more »

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Week 1 – Digital Citizenship

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Week 1 focuses on the key concepts of the digital world. Think about your daily life and the technology you… 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 »

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 »

Week 1 – Test

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Week 1 focuses on the key concepts of the digital world. Think about your daily life and the technology you… Read more »

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