Computers & K-12 Students
The American Library Association (ALA) defines digital literacy as:
the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skillsAmerican Library Association
The heartbeat of digital literacy is broadband applied in classrooms on different computer hardware tools including smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and desktop computers.
This classroom environment prepares young adults to become a digital citizen or individual who applies the internet to participate responsibly in social and civic activities.
Examples of Digital Citizenship
- Using a computer, mouse or trackpad, audio, etc.
- Avoiding harassment
- Critical thinking
- Ethical use of content
At the Western North Carolina Broadband Project, we advocate for digital inclusion and equity of broadband for all.
Share your digital citizenship stories by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.