Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Taryn Akgul and Jessica Brown


digital citizenship, digital media, parental involvement, mediation styles


Digital citizenship can be defined in many ways, but essentially it is how individuals display the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regards to technology use. Adolescents today, have not known a life without the internet, so for those individuals it is important to educate them on the importance of being a good digital citizen. It is important for adolescents to be educated on the topic of digital citizenship, but through my review of literature it is shown that parental involvement has a positive impact on their child’s proper use of technology. Digital citizenship is a topic that should be taught as a community-based approach including, parents, teachers, administration, community members and the students in our school district. This literature review gives an overview of why it is important for not only adolescents, but parents and caregivers to be educated on the topic of digital citizenship through a parent training.

Key words: digital citizenship



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