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Digital Citizenship Education Handbook
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Strasbourg | 2019 | 19 p.
ISBN 978-92-871-8734-5
Janice Richardson; Elizabeth Milovidov
Corporate author: 
Council of Europe
Europe and North America

Digital citizenship and engagement involves a wide range of activities, from creating, consuming, sharing, playing and socialising, to investigating, communicating, learning and working. Competent digital citizens are able to respond to new and everyday challenges related to learning, work, employability, leisure, inclusion and participation in society, respecting human rights and intercultural differences.
This Digital citizenship education handbook is designed to help educators and other interested adults understand and deal with them. It builds on the Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture and the achievements of our longstanding Education for Democratic Citizenship programme, and complements the Internet literacy handbook as part of a coherent approach to educating citizens for the society of the future.


Resource Type: 
Toolkits and practical guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Media and Information Literacy
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Non-formal education


Digital citizenship education; Media literacy; Wellbeing; Privacy