Towards Being A Netizen

Hi, there! I’m Ray Penaranda, your ICT Teacher, but you can call me Sir Ray. I’m here to help you be a digital citizen. I have initiated this blended learning class to encourage you to be a lifelong learner. You are viewing this post because you have an Empowerment Technologies lesson or might just want to brush up your internet skills. Either way, I hope this will enrich you.

READING TASK: “Digital Citizenship is the New Citizenship” 

Read this article below to know more about digital citizenship: HERE.

Source: Krueger, N (Jan 2020). Digital Citizenship is the New Citizenship. ISTE Online. Retrieved: January 2021

DISCUSSION: Key Takeaways

The pandemic has taken a toll on every industry in our country. No one is spared by the dramatic shift in our society – not even the education sector.

Hence, here we are coping with modular/blended learning. Fortunately, the internet is accessible to most of us so that we can continue with this scheme. But aside from browsing the internet for research purposes, we also conduct our personal affairs through different social media platforms.

The fact that we are one of the leading places of overseas workers means that communicating with them digitally is not uncommon. A kamustahan with your friends and classmate is still possible even while practicing proper social distancing.

You see, we are now extending a part of ourselves digitally. We are forming our own identity in webspace. We post special occasions on social media sites to inform our relatives abroad of our current situation or let out thoughts that pervade our minds.

This is unimaginable without the internet. The usual course of the conversation before is literally going out of the house to socialize in public space. You need to dress up and observe proper decorum.

Nowadays, we can do this in the comfort of our home and pajamas. We are challenging society as we see it. Here’s a quick rundown of the Philippine digital activities (Source: Data Report):

Mobile internet users in the Philippines, January 2020.
The Philippine info graphic on its resident’s digital traffic.

REFLECTION: Ask yourself 

If you have been using social media for quite some time, then you are already are a netizen. You have seen what the world has to offer through your device’s screen and what your click can engage.

Before you go on to your daily routine, take time to reflect the first time you used any social media platform. What was your initial reason for using it? When you achieved that goal, did you continue using it for other reasons? If so, what was the reason?

Can you see a pattern here? We, as human, are constantly changing because life is a journey. And, what we do now will greatly affect our future especially for a student like you. Your impressionable minds are like sponges eager to learn your environment. Unfortunately, there is caveat to the liberty we all exercise as we are not excused to the consequences of our actions.

Hence, it is our moral obligation as your teacher to teach you how to navigate the web space and be a responsible netizen.

PRACTICAL TASK 01: Set-up FB account 

To get started, we must open an account with Facebook (FB). If you already have an FB account, disregard this step and move on to the next procedure. Just make sure that your account reflects your personal information TRUTHFULLY (use your FULL NAME) and not stylized aliases nor DUMMY accounts.

Alternatively, you may use FB’s mobile platform. Just download the app from Google PlayStore and then follow the procedures in setting up an FB account.

For the first-time users, it is important that you must also have an email account because a confirmation email is going to be sent to verify the account holder. If you already have an email account, then you may proceed. If you have none, then check out the second procedure (Task 02: Set-up Email account) and go back here.

The same with FB account, you may the Gmail’s mobile platform. You need not download it from Google PlayStore as it is readily installed on smartphones. Head on to “Settings” and search “Gmail” and follow the procedures on signing up.

Instruction: WikiHow

PRACTICAL TASK 02: Set-up Email account

We decided to include this task as you will still need an email account for your future career. Securing an email account is as important as having an FB account because you can receive messages from different platforms aside from FB. Furthermore, this would come in handy if you forgot your username and password.

Instruction: WikiHow

PRACTICAL TASK 03: Sample Post

Now that you already have an FB account, we are going to explore one of its functions that we will be using for the remaining weeks of studies. Follow the instructions below:

1. The first image below is what your landing page should like. This details all the information about you. Reminder, please use your full name.

2. Once you click the “What’s on your mind?” box on the first image, you will be redirected to the “Create Post” screen. Refer to the middle-left image.

3. The cursor “|” will guide you on where to post the caption. Type in the sample caption post provided, refer to the next page. Or you may copy-paste the caption from my FB account. Do not forget the hashtags.

4. Click on the image icon as indicated on the middle-left image.

5. Locate the sample graphics on your device. The graphics can be download from

6. If your caption and graphics have appeared like the image on the lower-right image, then hit the Post button.

SAMPLE MATERIALS: Caption and Graphics

The caption must be typed-in while the graphics must be downloaded from

Go Education!

Transcending our modular learning towards our society. We are not excused to the consequences of our actions – be it be of digital value. Here’s to a new beginning of being a RESPONSIBLE digital citizen.

Be a lifelong learner!


Additional Note:

To all students under the STEM track, including sections Ardisia and Molave, please send your screenshot to this FB account: Ray Penaranda. Choose the account whose profile picture is similar to the profile picture presented in the above sample of this module.

For those students under sections Talisay, Almaciga, Mahogany, Yakal, and Kamagong, please send you screenshot to this FB account: Norelaine Taberara Alcaide.

To those under sections Acacia, Lauan, and Narra, please send your screenshot to this FB account: Jonathan Vergara.

Content Assessment:

1. Is it true or false that Television removes many of the barriers that have contributed to a decades-long decline in civic engagement? Answer:

2. Give one example of traditional mode of social action? Answer:

3. Who is the author of the featured article? Answer:

4. Who are the shapers of what citizenship online will entail? Answer:

5. What social issue do you want to advocate? Please specify one. Answer: