Access: This factor is important to remember as educators. Not all of your students will have the same access to technology at home. Talking about what is available, alternatives, and planning can be included in these discussions.
Commerce: I would use the discussion of digital commerce to talk about purchasing music, movies, files and other things kids can relate to. The conversation about paying for things on credit might be appropriate, too.
Communication: Discussion the use of digital communication can go from the internet, to cell phones, to texting. I think that it is important to remind kids that what is said can’t be taken back!
Literacy: Digital literacy is something that our students will be using for the rest of their school career and into their jobs. Learning how to do it appropriately is key for the future of our students.
Etiquette: Rules and responsibility are a great starting point for teaching etiquette. Teaching and modeling the rules is essential!
Law: Talking about the law and consequences is needed in the early discussion of digital citizenship.
Rights and Responsibility: This would be a great discussion to have when learning about The Constitution. Relate the two together!
Health and Wellness: Teaching the health side of digital citizenship can be done easily by posting reminders, having discussion about cause and effect and simply modeling.
Security: Protection is the key concept here. Just as we protect our self, our home, our image, and our health, we must protect our security!