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  • Digital Citizenship

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      Digital media literacy

      Digital media literacy is often understood as the ability to access, understand and participate in or create content by using digital media

      For a young person aged 12–13 years old, this may include:

      • participating positively in age-appropriate online communities
      • creating an appropriate online personal profile and keeping it secure
      • creating, posting and responding to online content (text, photos and audio).

      The following three lessons will be run in your S&E class during term 1 or 2:

    • Positive online behaviour

      Positive online behaviour is the ability to develop positive, appropriate and constructive online relationships with peers, family and strangers in a variety of mediums. Key concepts associated with positive online behaviour include netiquette, appropriate contact and communication with others as well as consideration of issues such as cyberbullying, problematic usage and unethical behaviour.

      For a young person aged 12–13 years old, this may include:

      • communicating appropriately using ICT with others, including using the mobile phone appropriately, including SMS, MMS, internet and online games
      • demonstrating an understanding of cyberbullying as a negative behaviour
      • defining cyberbullying behaviour:
      • anonymity and pseudonyms (masquerading as others)
      • flaming (heated, emotive arguments)
      • harassment (denigration of others)
      • outing (public release of others’ personal information)
      • exclusion (making another an ‘outcast’)
      • identifying behaviour and resources available if being cyberbullied, limiting bullying and finding help if victimised
      • understanding the concept of ethical online behaviour
      • maintaining a balanced approach to ICT use
      • exercising informed choices in online and digital media and communications environments
      • demonstrating understanding about laws on online behaviour and plagiarism.

      The following four lessons will be run in your English or S&E class during term 2:

    • Peer and personal safety

      Peer and personal safety involves developing protective behaviours while using a range of online media including social networking. These behaviours include protecting personal information to safeguard privacy, identifying when feeling unsafe and recognising grooming tactics.

      For a young person aged 12–13 years old, this may include:

      • learning about basic safety tips to protect themselves online
      • demonstrating an understanding of how to avoid online predators
      • understanding appropriate online contact and who to maintain contact with
      • researching data and mobile phone plans
      • subscribing safely to social networking sites, peer-to-peer services and multiplayer online games
      • considering user agreements when subscribing to online sites
      • discussing family policy on appropriate website access with family members
      • understanding the importance of maintaining private information and the concept of a digital footprint.