Media Literacy Week

Digital Citizen Day

October 26, 2022

We all have a role to play in our online world, and we are all digital citizens. The first annual Digital Citizen Day takes place during Media Literacy Week on October 26, 2022, encouraging all Canadians to share what it means to be a digital citizen using #DigitalCitizenDay.


What is digital citizenship?

Digital citizenship is the ability to navigate our digital environments in a way that’s safe and responsible and to actively and respectfully engage in these spaces.

Although we live and interact in the digital world in a similar way to the offline world, we’re not always as mindful of our actions online.


Here are some examples of how we can all be responsible digital citizens and help build a better online world:


Find more examples of digital citizenship here.


How can I get involved?

Spread the word on social media on October 26th using #DigitalCitizenDay and the assets below. Tell us what being a responsible digital citizen means to you and tag us @MediaSmarts in your posts so we can share them!

Are you an educator or community organizer? Plan Digital Citizen Day activities for your organization or classroom using the resources in the Teachers’ Hub and use the printable poster below.

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