July Week 1 Activity
Build your Digital Citizen’s Country
Type of Activity – In Classroom Activity
Digital Citizenship has never been in focus as much as it is in the present. With the pandemic, the number of Digital Citizens is growing day by day. Do you think that this would give rise to digital countries springing up everywhere? Have you wondered what is Digital Citizenship? Who is a Digital Citizen? What should one do to become a responsible Digital Citizen?
What is Digital Citizenship?
- Digital Citizenship is the responsible use of technology and etiquette when you interact with other users online
- Just like there is a set of behaviours that a citizen of any country should possess, there are behaviours that a digital citizen needs to have while using technology
Who is a Digital Citizen?
- A Digital Citizen is a person using Information Technology (IT) to engage in society, community, politics and government.
- Digital Citizens are the ones who use internet regularly and effectively.
Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
- Digital Communication
- Digital Commerce
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Law
- Digital Etiquette
- Digital Rights and Responsibilities
- Digital Health and Wellness
- Digital Security (Self-Protection)
- Digital Access
A good Digital Citizen
- Supports human values and equal rights for all
- Treats others with courtesy
- Does not engage in bullying
- Does not steal or damage other Digital Citizens’ property
- Communicates respectfully and with empathy
- Pursues education through technology and uses it for life-long learning
- Spends and manages money responsibly
- Supports rights of privacy, freedom of speech etc.
- Protects self and others from harm
- Promotes physical and mental health
Activity : Build your own Digital Country
In this activity the students will connect with their peers, friends, and relatives online to build their own Digital Country.
Students will be able to:
- Develop skills like communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking
- Learn to develop online empathy
- Recognise the essentials to build a good country
- Appreciate, welcome, and accept diverse thoughts and ideas
- Connect with friends and relatives, whom they have not seen, or spoken to for long
- Papers, colours, chart papers, pens etc.
- Mobile phones to call and connect
- Creativity and imagination
Steps of the activity
- Share the activity with the students. The responsibility could be assigned to the President and the Vice President of the Desh Apnayen Actizens’ Club.
- Ask the students to build an online country (their team) by connecting with friends, neighbours, relatives and acquaintances.
- Make a list of all those who have agreed to be a part of the Digital Country.
- Once the country is formed, name your Digital Country, and tell us the reasons for choosing that particular name.
- State the population of the country and share its location
- State the date of formation
- State the composition of the population (female, male and age group)
- Imagine a desirable climate for the country (hot, cold, rainy etc.)
- State the general feel of the country. For e.g. friendly, disciplined, law-abiding, loving, equality, accepting of diversities etc.
- Guiding principles (liberty, acceptance, truth, responsibility, respect etc.)
- The type of governance (monarchy, democracy, dictatorship etc.)
- The objectives of forming the country (reasons)
- The goal that you plan to achieve
Create a flag for your Digital Country
THE FLAG OF ________________________________
(Draw and colour your flag in the space below)
Our Digital Country
|No.||Main Heads||Your Digital Country|
|3||Population and its Composition|
|5||Date of Formation|
|7||Feel or Vibe|
|9||Type of Governance|
|10||Objective of forming the country|
|11||Goals that Country plans to achieve|