What is ‘Digital Citizen”?
A digital citizen is defined as "those who use the Internet regularly and effectively". In qualifying as a digital citizen, a person generally must have extensive skills and knowledge in using the Internet through computers, mobile phones, and web-ready devices.                                                -

- Wikipedia

Why is Digital Citizenship needed?
Addressing the 21st century skill of digital citizenship is important; to help students to learn, communicate and collaborate safely and responsibly. Being a best digital citizen includes having email etiquette, reporting and preventing cyber bullying, learning how to protect private information, etc.
According to the latest Norton Online Family Report

  • 74 percent of users active on social networks say they’ve found themselves in unpleasant situations.
  • 4 in 10 children have been involved in serious situations, i.e. cyberbullying or receiving inappropriate photos from strangers.
  • 3 out of every 4 kids own a cellphone, yet a quarter of adolescents say parents know little or nothing about what they’re doing.

We must take measures to keep pace with suddenly confusingly fast — advancement. We owe it to ourselves to better prepare kids to greet the many positives and challenges the connected life brings.

Why register for digital citizen certification?
Everyone is embracing technology every day without examining the consequence of implementation. Today, with digitalization, employers judge prospective students or employees for their social media profile. So, it is important to know how to create online personas that project positive and constructive image.
Educators can only prevent cyber-bullying by educating students about it. Information Search and Analysis is an important aspect of Digital Citizenship. There are lots of resources available over the Internet and not all is authentic. Digital citizenship make candidate aware of, how to look out, select, and streamline information and how to choose a real and authentic source of information.

Digital Citizen Table of Contents

https://www.vskills.in/certification/Digital-Citizen-Table-of-Contents

Digital Citizen Sample Questions

https://www.vskills.in/certification/Digital-Citizen-Sample-Questions

Digital Citizen Mock Test

http://www.vskills.in/practice/quiz/Digital-Citizen


 

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TABLE OF CONTENT

Digital Citizen Basics

  • Definition
  • Need

Digital Access

  • IT Basics (data, information, data size -bit/byte, input and output devices, peripherals)
  • Networking Basics (network types, wired and wireless, devices and terminologies for broadband connection and wi-fi)
  • Mobile Technology (Smart phone, OS, 2g/3g/4g, app store)

Digital Commerce

  • E-commerce and types
  • Online services (grocery, doctor, etc.)
  • Online purchase requirement and process
  • Bank details safety (OTP, malware and phishing)

Digital Communication

  • Email (terms, sending, receiving, attachments, outlook, gmail)
  • Social Media (Google+, Facebook and Twitter accounts, usage, friends, share, like)
  • Online messaging – Online chat, Skype, Google hangout,
  • Mobile messaging – SMS, MMS, Video calls, Whatsapp

Digital Literacy

  • Search Engine
  • Information search (image search, Google hacks, job and internship search, whois)
  • Data Backup (need, technologies, online and offline backup for PC and mobile)
  • Device maintenance (PC, laptop, mobile)

Digital Etiquette

  • Netiquette (in chat and messaging)
  • Appropriate behavior and language (in social media)

Digital Law

  • Cyber Bullying (definition, punishment, example cases)
  • Digital footprint and online reputation (concepts, management)
  • IT Act, 2008 (crime and punishments)

Digital Rights and Responsibilities

  • Copyright, license and fair use
  • IPR
  • Public Domain
  • Privacy
  • Plagiarism

Digital Security

  • Online threats and prevention
  • Device security
  • Password security

Digital Health

  • Health ill-effects (eye strain, joints and body pain)
  • Managing personal health (exercise, posture)
  • Health monitors
“Exam scheduling to be done through user account” / “Exam once scheduled cannot be cancelled”
Date of Examination
05-Aug-2017
06-Aug-2017
19-Aug-2017
20-Aug-2017
03-Sep-2017
16-Sep-2017
17-Sep-2017
07-Oct-2017
08-Oct-2017
21-Oct-2017
22-Oct-2017
05-Nov-2017
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