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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”.
  • 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

Are you ready for your online class?

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Online classes are the wave of the future. More and more people are discovering the benefits of going online to… Read more »

Are you a cyberbully?

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Some people take on a different persona when they are online. Perhaps because they can hide behind the anonymity afforded… Read more »

30 computer terms every beginner should know

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In the highly technological world we live in, these tech terms are bandied about casually every day. If you don’t… Read more »

Open badges: a novel way of recognizing learning

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Have you ever heard of “Open Badges”? If you have taken online courses, you may be familiar with digital badges… Read more »

Recent Digital Citizenship Articles, CLB3-4

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 »

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This workshop will address how immigrants can use Twitter as a tool to build and expand their personal and professional… Read more »

Get Started: How to use Live & Learn

Text: Live and Learn, an online community for new Manitobans, website buttons, and an image of en English Online staff member

Looking for information about living in Manitoba, Canada? Looking for language learning help? Looking for information about how to use… 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 »

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