2. Digital Communication

Digital Communication is the electronic exchange of information.
"One of the significant changes within the digital revolution is a person’s ability to communicate with other people. In the 19th century, forms of communication were limited. In the 21st century, communication options have exploded to offer a wide variety of choices (e.g., e-mail, cellular phones, instant messaging). The expanding digital communication options have changed everything because people are able to keep in constant communication with anyone else. Anyone is afforded the opportunity to access information anywhere and anytime. Unfortunately, many users have not been taught how to make appropriate decisions when faced so many different digital communication options."


Write a clear summary of what Digital Communication is about and highlight the key ideas as bullet points.

Background and Examples

Investigate Digital Communication and write a clear summary providing relevant and actual examples from international sources.

Social and/or Ethical Impacts

Explore global social and/or ethical issues to do with Digital Communication and provide a balanced descriptive summary of current and future impacts.


After analysing the impact that Digital Communication is having socially and ethically, provide researched examples of likely solutions to the problems.

Rules to be added to Student Agreement for Digital Citizenship

Formulate clear and concise rules for the Student Agreement based on Digital Communication.


  1. ^ Ribble, Mike. "Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship." Digital Citizenship Using Technology Appropriately. 2007-2009. 19 Feb 2009 <http://www.digitalcitizenship.net?Nine_Elements.html>