The Digital Citizenship and Its Role in Facing Electronic Terrorism among Secondary School Students in Middle East: Jordan as an Example

Mustafa Jwaifell, Sami F. Aljazi, Al-Mothana Gasaymeh

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The aim of the study was to determine the level of digital citizenship among secondary school students in Middle East through recruiting students from Southern of Jordan, particularly from Ma'an Directorate to participate in the study, In addition, the study aimed to examine the relationship between students’ level of digital citizenship and their attitudes toward different forms of electronic terrorism. The study sample consisted of 186 school students. The data collection tool was a questionnaire instrument. The results showed that the students had a high level of digital citizenship and their level of digital citizenship was not affected by their gender or their type of the study. In addition, the results showed that the students expressed very unfavorable attitudes toward electronic terrorism. Furthermore, the results showed that there was significant relation between students’ level of digital citizenship and their attitude toward electronic terrorism. Based on the results, the study suggested that to face electronic terrorism among school students, there is need to enhance their level of digital citizenship through providing continues training and meetings that aim to make school students aware of the requirements of digital citizenship.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v9i1.13855

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