Digital Literacy

Skill sets sometimes referred to as computer literacy, ICT literacy, or media and information literacy.

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Digital literacy is the ability to access, manage, understand, integrate, communicate, evaluate, and create information safely and appropriately through digital devices and networked technologies for participation in economic, social, and political life.  Competencies such as computer literacy, information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, information literacy, media literacy, and cyber hygiene are important components of digital literacy.

Digital literacy should increase equitable access to digital technology, particularly among vulnerable and marginalized communities, extend beyond access to physical devices and infrastructure and ensure that users possess a nuanced set of skills to meaningfully, responsibly, and safely participate in their digital ecosystem.  Building this set of competencies is central to ensuring that the benefits of the digital revolution are available to all members of society.

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