Digital Citizenship: A Theoretical Review of the Concept and Trends




This article aims to analyze the concepts and tendencies identified in research conducted on digital citizenship in the last ten years. To satisfy this objective, search parameters were established for articles in specialized databases. Within the results, the prevailing categories were concepts, abilities, empowerment, instruments, programs and technologies that favor digital citizenship. The main findings include that different definitions exist of the concept of digital citizenship and that information and communication technologies contribute to access to information, though not equally at the global level. Additionally, digital citizenship is promoted by different initiatives such as programs focused on citizen participation. Thus, research focused on digital citizenship adopts a transcultural perspective in educational, social, public and private arenas.