Ten Trends 2011


5

Citizenship

Citizenship is a continually evolving concept. It is the state of being a citizen of a particular social, political, national, or human resource community. As these contexts change, so too does the concept of being a citizen within them. Citizenship involves understanding the ‘rules’ and boundaries that exist, and involves both rights and responsibilities. As our world expands to include the ‘virtual’, so too do the following lenses on citizenship:

  • Global – ICTs can help us understand and explore our place in the global marketplace, and what it means to be a global citizen
  • Digital – the ability to work with, adapt to, and be confident with digital technologies defines a digital citizen.
  • Cyber – a cybercitizen is one who accepts and understands the rights and responsibilities of inhabiting ‘cyberspace’, including issues of online safety etc.