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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Media - Library Media: M.S.


Information Media


School of Education

First Advisor

Jennifer Hill

Second Advisor

Davidson Blanchard

Third Advisor

Robin Ewing

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

digital citizenship, education, digital citizen


Digital citizenship is more important than ever due to the rapidly shifting landscape of internet use, especially in regard students, parents and educators. The guidance students receive throughout their K-12 education shapes the way they interact with global communities as a digital citizen. To effectively guide students in digital citizenship education, parents and educators need to be digital citizens themselves. What is digital citizenship in today’s society? Why do we need a village mindset to accomplish it effectively? And how can we learn through authentic experiences and opportunities? This is a secondary research study that combines academic literature, research reports, and online curriculum and teaching resources as a framework to answer these questions and support educators in their work with digital citizenship.



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