Based on my understanding, this term brings the meaning of the role and responsibility that should be possessed supposedly by the person who use this digital items in their daily life. There were several elements that have been presented by Prof RM and we were assigned to explained and elaborate the one of the elements in groups. We need to present our disscussion focussing on the local issues in power point presentation.
Our group had discussed on the elements " environment" and based on our group discussion, we had come out into three local issues that related to this elements
First of all we had brought out the examples of issue based from one of our group member’s experienced during SEP (School Experienced Programme). She went to a school in Bandar Tun Razak and the school was providing a box in front of the school office. the box is purposely for the students and the teachers to put their unwanted batteries such as laptop batterie, handphone’s batteries and etc inside the box. This is one of the way to keep our environment clean and healthy since the batteries wastes are harmful if we do not compose rusing right methods. So, it is our responsibility as a digital user to throw one of the digital item which is the batteries at the right place likewise in the box provided by the school in Bandar Tun Razak.
Secondly, we issued the excess usage of electricity whenever we did not switch off laptops or computers after using it. this can be one of the outcomings of using this digital items. We tend to overuse and watse the electricity when using the digial items. We need to have the awareness that we can’t waste any of the electric use and it is our responsibility to switch off the laptops or anything after we used it in order to avoid electric waste
lasty, my group had brought out the issue of saving the paper usage when using emails to sent any assignements, paperworks or etc. This was one of the benefits of using internet and digital items wherey we can save lots of paper usage and this will decreasing the trees cutting and avoiding deforestation from happen. By doing this, we can atleast control our paper usage since whenever we print out the assigntments or paperworks, we tend to experience paper leakage and wasting lots of paper. So, by using internet, we are saving lots of paper since we will not have to experience any any printing errors.
As for the other groups, they brought out lots of points on the issues regarding the elemnets of Digital citizenship, One of it is regarding the elemnets of "Sensitivity" and their group members had touched this elemnts on the commercial advrstsement. i agree with their opinion that certain commercial advertisement is actually biass towards certain races only. it is good for us to consider all the races in Malaysia and do not biass only towards a particular race only. Plus, we cannot brought up any sensitive issues whenever we wanted to advertise something in mass media. it is because, such commercial advertisement will bring chaos and satisfactions to certain people or races within malaysia as we should never forget that Malaysia is a multiracial country…..