The World's First Certification Program That Promotes Appropriate Use of Technology
Program Vision
Certification Overview
IC CITIZEN Certification Objectives
Acquire Knowledge & Understanding in 8 Critical Values
Program Outcome


The World's First Certification Program That Promotes Appropriate Use Of Technology

Do you practice ethical use of digital systems and tools when exchanging and sharing information? Do you have a proper Netiquette attitude when using technology? Are you able to distinguish which is appropriate or inappropriate use of technology? Are you protected from spyware, hackers, phishing, identity theft and stalking when you are online?

You may be ICT-savvy; but can you claim you have all it takes to become a 'skilled and informed driver' on the information superhighway?

Welcome to 1CITIZEN Program!

1CITIZEN is a special training program developed by Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd to foster national unity via appropriate use of technology. It inspires Netizen to become critical thinkers that understand ethical consequences of online behaviour. This program help you getting your IC CITIZEN Certification; a world class certification program in Netiquette to confirm and verify your understanding of ground rules for acceptable use in the digital world today.

Programs Vision

  • To develop a sense of 'keNegaraan', collaboration, responsibility and ownership to the communities during their online digital experience
  • To promote positive messages among Youth
  • To encourage youth activism and volunteerism
  • To integrate a Malaysia-owned Globally Benchmarked and Standards for digital literacy Certification

Certification Overview

IC CITIZEN Certification is the first of its kind in the world that is specially developed and designed to produce digitally literate and responsible citizens. This unique yet universal certification program aims to impart Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) that lays down rules of acceptable 'netiquette' or behavior that must be applied when operating digital devices and accessing the Internet within a society.

IC CITIZEN subscribes to the idea of Netizen, a concept coined by Michael Hauben (1992).

IC CITIZEN Certification Objectives

  • To produce digitally literate and responsible citizens via:
  • - Becoming critical thinkers in analyzing sources of information and
    messages as well as to evaluate what the impact can be
    - Understanding ethical consequences of online behavior
    - Making good ethical decision of their behaviors online

  • To prepare users for a society full of technology without misusing and abusing them
  • To globally promote 'good behavior' when communicating, foster 'unity' and 'collaborative culture' in the digital world
  • To ensure the rights to an equitable, secure and reliable access to Digital Media & Resources

Acquire Knowledge & Understanding in 8 Critical Values

The program certifies knowledge and understanding of the following values:
  • e-Access
  • e-Literate
  • e-Rule
  • e-Safety
  • e-Interaction & Collaboration
  • e-Enterprise
  • e-Care
  • e-Accountability

Program Outcome

Upon completing the training, you will take the IC CITIZEN exam that consists of of 45 multiple-choice questions in a 60-minute time limit. This test will demonstrate and verify your understanding on how to use technology appropriately.

**For Malaysian students, you are also required to produce a portfolio of work that incorporates one or more elements.

" Netizen is an Internet user who possesses a sense of civic responsibility for her/his virtual community in much the same way citizens would feel responsible for a physical community "
Michael Hauben;
Author of "Netizens : On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet" (1992)