The Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship aims to better equip Americans with the tools and resources to use technology and engage online responsibly in an increasingly digital world.
The Task Force hosts events, briefings, and shares resources related to issues such as navigating online threats and scams, spotting misinformation and disinformation, and understanding digital footprint and privacy.
Digital citizenship is the responsible use of technology and applies to anyone who uses computers, the internet, mobile phones, or other digital devices to engage with society. With technology and online engagement becoming increasingly integrated in Americans' daily lives, so has the need to develop the skills and knowledge to navigate the digital world.
The task force is focused on promoting policies that encourage good digital citizenship, while providing a forum to offer resources for families and conduct discussions on healthy and responsible online behavior. The task force brings together policy makers, non-profits, and businesses that are focused on the subject of digital citizenship to share resources and collaborate on best practices. It also facilitates discussions with state and local education agencies, as well as educators, parents, and students, about integrating digital citizenship into classrooms.
Topics of interest for the task force include identifying misinformation and disinformation online and on social media, finding a healthy balance between being online and offline, understanding online threats and scams, combatting online extremism, teaching children ways to stay safe from online predators, and other topics related to digital footprint, cyberbullying, privacy, and well-being.