The Digital Mindset represents a way of thinking oriented towards adopting digital solutions and using new technologies for one's own work and private activities. It consists of a set of mental structures, made by experience or learning, which the individual has developed within a digitized society and which are recognized and used to succeed in the digital environment. (Benke, 2013). The digital mentality translates into a certain attitude towards the digital world, which in turn can lead to accepting or rejecting technology. Here the difference between cognition and behavior opens up: a mentality oriented towards digital acceptance may not lead to actual digital behavior due to external factors; similarly, a rejection mentality could be forced to use technologies while remaining opposed to doing so. The point of being digital, therefore, is not only in manifest behavior, but in acceptance at the level of mentality and attitude.
- Information and Data literay: investigates openness towards the advantages in the use and analysis of computer data and information in digital format;
- Digital content: refers to the creation, modification, reworking and use of digital content, as well as to the development of ideas through new technologies;
- Digital communication: focuses on the attitude towards digital communication methods and techniques and on the trend towards social relationships conveyed by new technologies;
- Digital security: refers to ideas relating to the reliability of digital protocols, the protection of computer data and privacy;
- Problem solving: investigates openness towards new digital challenges, the push towards solving complex problems and proactivity in proposing solutions in unusual situations.