Rethinking the Concept of Digital Citizenship: A Sociological Perspective


  • Patiphan Pholmat Bachelor of Arts Program (Media and Global Innovative Communication), Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University


Digital Citizenship, Online Political Participation, Sociology


          This academic article aimed to review the concept of digital citizenship from a sociological perspective. This was the origin of the concept of citizenship in a democratic regime. To ensure that everyone in the state and country had equal access to their rights. Therefore, it was a concept that was not just a description of the status of citizens. Rather, it described the practice of online political participation that included the ability to use digital tools, understanding social issues Including creating a mobilization network to fight against social injustice which is a characteristic of active citizens in a digital society. It was also found that the digital divide is a key issue of digital citizenship. Since people who do not had access to the internet and do not have the digital ability that may affect political participation in a democratic society and learning to develop oneself to be a good citizen of their country.


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