What is Digital Literacy? Digital Literacy and Citizenship define the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet safely.
In this post, we are going to share three resources with you, which can usefully be adopted as part of the primary classroom curriculum and help children become good and safe digital citizens.
Google & iKeep Safe
Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – iKeepSafe and Google have produced a Digital Literacy curriculum. There are lessons designed to help students find reliable information online, manage their digital footprints and be able to suspect when something offered is a scam. iKeep Safe also offer iKeep Safe Educator Resources for professional-development modules for teachers and lots of ideas for activities to do in the classroom.
Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
There is a great set of flashcards from FOSI, which teachers can download and print to inspire a discussion of these very important issues. FOSI also work tirelessly “to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.” (FOSI)
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum offers videos and books which can be downloaded onto mobile devices to help children use the Internet safely and come good digital citizens.