A better digital world starts with us
Working in partnership with experts from across the Asia Pacific region, We Think Digital provides resources to build a global community of responsible digital citizens equipped with skills for a digital world.
What is Digital Citizenship & Why does it matter?
Digital citizenship is how we navigate our privileges and obligations in this new space. It is how we decipher and share information we have access to, and most importantly, how we interact with other people. We all play a part in creating responsible digital citizens and building a brighter digital future.
In 2021, Facebook launches We Think Digital program in Mongolia in partnership with local partners and organizations to provide resources, information and workshops to build skills for a 21st century digital world.
From digital literacy to thinking critically, communicating respectfully and strengthening awareness of safety and privacy protection, We Think Digital aims to build a global community of responsible digital citizens.
366M– Global Digital Report 2019, We are Social, 2019 1
new users came online for the first time in 2018.
166M– Global Digital Report 2018, We are Social, 2019
more mobile connections (4.416 billion) in Asia Pacific than there are people (4.250 billion)
56%– The Impact of Greater News Literacy, Digital News Report, Reuters Institute, 2018 2
of people surveyed with higher levels of news literacy are more likely to say that the headline is important in deciding if a story is worth their time.
At Facebook, we have been invested in developing digital literacy and safety resources and tools for over a decade. As we build from digital literacy to digital citizenship, we're working with partners to bring We Think Digital workshops to local communities, and providing the resources to foster responsible digital citizens.Learn more
The We Think Digital Facebook Steering Committee is comprised of digital leaders from across Asia Pacific. Facebook consults with these experts on issues related to digital citizenship.View Committee
1 New users refer to new internet users on social media in 2018. Refer to Slide 8 of the Global Digital Report 2019 for more details.
2 Measuring News Literacy
To establish a proxy measure of news literacy, Reuters Institute asked respondents three factual questions. Each probed a different dimension of how the news is made. The questions were multiple choice with a single correct answer. Each respondent’s level of news literacy was determined by the number of correct answers they were able to provide. Of course, three questions cannot accurately measure exactly how knowledgeable a person is about an issue as complex and multifaceted as news production. However, they can be used to establish a reliable proxy, and there is a long history of the use of factual questions in survey research to establish knowledge levels among respondents.