The American Library Association (2011) defines digital literacy as
the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.
A digitally literate person should:
Source: Digital Literacy Taskforce. (2011). What is digital literacy? American Library Association. Retrieved August 8, 2022 from https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/16260
Also please refer to this digital literacy library guide for more information.
Due to the growing amount of information and reliance on technology, personal space and privacy are either not as important or have less protection. It is imperative to not only understand how the digital and information technology spheres function, but to also understand how they effect our daily lives, and how we learn and communicate.
Knowing the fundamentals of digital literacy allows a individual to differentiate between these private and public spaces, while retaining their own autonomy and privacy.