I have long thought that there are parallels that can be drawn between Digital and Global Citizenship. In Digital citizenship the core aspects are respect and protecting oneself, others and property. I believe the same basic tenants can be applied to Global citizenship.
So here is my first go at Global Citizenship
I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will consider how I present myself and how this reflects on me as a person. I will consider what personal information about my life, experiences, experimentation or relationships I share. I will not be obscene. I will act in a moral and ethical manner that is respectful to me as a person.
I will ensure that my actions,and associations will not put me at risk. I will not place myself in situations that place me at risk or vulnerable to abuse. I will cherish my body and treat it with respect through my diet, activities and actions. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behaviour directed at me.
I will show respect to others. I will be aware of local and global issues and understand the basic tenants of human rights. I will not bully, harass or stalk other people. I will treat all people equally making no bias for race, religious belief, gender or disability. I will show respect for other people in my choice of people and groups I associate with. I will not be degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate in my interactions with others. I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not enter other people’s private spaces or areas. I will respect the laws and judicial system of the land.
I will protect others by reporting abuse, bullying and inappropriate actions; I will moderate unacceptable conversations, and I will not tolerate the actions of others that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate. I will appropriately and safely protest against injustice in its various forms. I will respect and protect others rights to freedom of expression. I will participate in democratic process.
|Respect my Environment
I will through my actions and words show respect to my world. I will respect the laws of property ownership and access. I will request permission to use resources and access property and I will abide by the owners rights to refuse use or access. I will consider the wider impact of my actions and I will be respectful in my use of resources, where possible recycling and reusing. I will respect the right of all organisms to live and treat them with dignity and respect.
|Protect my Environment
I will act with integrity. I will legitimately purchase all property. I will make such purchases on an ethical and moral basis, refraining from exploitation. I will respect and protect the environment through my actions and purchases. I will encourage others to be respectful in their actions. I will safely and appropriately act against actions that are inappropriate or unacceptable. I will be active in protecting my environment and world.
It is worth comparing the Digital and Global Citizenships side by side. I don’t have room in a post to do this easily, so here is a draft version.global and digital citizenship Draft 1.01
Please comment and make suggestions. This is only a draft and the final product will be licensed under the creative commons share and share-alike license so I would ask that you don’t use this version rather comment and contribute.