Digital Citizenship of Catholic School Students in Nakhon Sawan Province, Thailand


  • Rangsiphon Plianplan Faculty of Education, St Teresa International University, Thailand
  • Somjate Waiyakarn Faculty of Education, St Teresa International University, Thailand
  • Orawan Chanchalor Faculty of Education, St Teresa International University, Thailand
  • Wannee Tapaneeyakorn Faculty of Nursing, St Teresa International University, Thailand
  • Janpen Hongtong Academic Freelance


Digital Citizenship, Social Media Use, Catholic School Students in Nakhon Sawan Province


The research focused on assessing the digital citizenship of students attending Catholic schools in Nakhon Sawan province. Its goal was to determine the varying levels of digital citizenship among students based on factors such as gender, class level, and the duration of social media usage on their smartphones. The study encompassed 418 students from Grade 7 to Grade 12. Researchers utilized a questionnaire as the primary research tool and applied statistical analysis methods such as mean, standard deviation, t-test, and one-way ANOVA. The findings revealed that a majority of students used smartphones for more than 2 hours per day and displayed a high overall level of digital citizenship. While no significant differences in digital citizenship were observed between male and female students, variations were identified across different class levels. Moreover, the duration of smartphone use did not significantly impact overall digital citizenship, but did influence specific aspects such as privacy management and digital empathy. In light of the results, the study recommended the implementation of training activities to promote the responsible use of digital technology, ensuring the availability of adequate equipment and infrastructure, and organizing initiatives to foster digital citizenship skills among students.


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