Code of Conduct

What it means to be a digital citizen.

About it

Code of Conduct It is a set of rules pertaining to the use of participatory media. A digital code of conduct forms the basis for user and content moderation. It’s also a valuable tool for educating users about computer-mediated communications, in addition to helping keep the platform environment safe and respectful.

What does Code of Conduct include?

Set out in accessible language, a digital code of conduct  lists (as exhaustively as possible) rights and responsibilities, expectations and the consequences in the event of an infringement. The code should specify the consequences if the rules are broken — for example, the removal of content or the suspension/closure of a user’s account.

Rights, responsibilities, expectations and consequences.

10 principles of digital citizenship

Digital citizenship is about having the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to demonstrate responsible, respectful and safe behavior when using technology or participating in digital environments.

I commit myself to respect for equal digital rights

Respects digital rights, which refer to the equal and inalienable rights laid out in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the online sphere. Examples of them are the rights to online privacy and freedom of expression.

I commit myself to respect for equal digital access for all.

In the digitalised and connected the we live in we need responsible, moral and aware digital citizens. The should know about digital laws and regulations, be digitally literate, take care of their digital health.

Establish the DICIPASS 4YOUTH programme and Code of Conduct

There is a need to draw a line and establish Code of Conduct among youth organisations, youth workers and young people as a binding agreement ​to ensure certain level of understanding of digital citizen concept. Tailor-made courses will be part of the DICIPASS programme and will be piloted to receive the first feedback from youngsters.

Pilot test the idea of the DICIPASS CHALLENGE programme

Another aim will be to pilot test the idea of the DICIPASS CHALLENGE PROGRAMME where young people follow various challenges in order to be AWARDED the DICIPASS4YOUTH BADGE showing excellence in digital citizenship values, knowledge, skills and understanding.

Offer opportunities for the acquisition of digital citizenship competencies

Youth workers are in need to adopt to the current technological challenges and look for opportunities for the acquisition of digital citizenship competencies thus strengthening their profiles and upgrading the quality of youth work.

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