Digital Citizenship: Digital Commerce

We as teachers need to understand, teach our students about and participate in Digital Citizenship. So what is Digital Citizenship? I am going to cover the nine elements of Digital Citizenship over several posts, check out the post on Digital Access.

Digital Commerce is “electronic buying and selling of goods” (Ribble, 2011). A big part of the economy is done electronically now. There are legal and legitimate purchases of cars, clothes, food, toys, etc. which are now common through retailers like Amazon. However, there are goods and services which are illegal and morally unsavory (by some countries standards) and users need to learn how to be effective and safe consumers in this new digital economy.

Ribble, M. (2011). Digital citizenship in schools. ISTE. Retrieved December 3, 2017, from