A Simple Acronym For Encouraging Digital Citizenship


wintercool612Digital citizenship, as we’ve theorized, has something to do with the “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.”

In education, we love acronyms and initialisms–IEP, PLC, PLN, GT, PGP, ECE, etc. They can help us reduce wordiness, or remember details or sequence. So here’s one (that we found on an aptly-named pinterest board) to expressly promote digital citizenship that’s a bit less wordy than the one we shared last week.

T.H.I.N.K. digital citizenship before you share anything–an update, a like, an idea, data, a post–online:

Is it True?

Is it Hurtful?

Is it Illegal?

Is it Necessary?

Is it Kind?

You can find a CC-licensed image with the acronym here.

A Simple Acronym For Encouraging Digital Citizenship; encouraging digital citizenship; image attribution flickr user wintercool612

  • TiaS

    I would love to print this and put it up in my computer lab. Who would I contact to get permission to do that?

    • terryheick

      Great question. When we verify copyright ownership, we’ll share it here.

      • TiaS

        Any news on the copyright for this graphic that is published on your site?

  • julie

    I also would like to use this graphic at my school, any update on copyright?

  • terryheick

    Couldn’t find original owner and the info I had was conflicting, so I removed the poster and instead linked to a CC-version I did find. Hope that helps!