A digital citizen can be defined as having the knowledge and skills to effectively use technology in a positive way to participate in society (Education Services Australia, n.d.)
Padua College integrates the teaching of Digital Citizenship through a range of teaching opportunities through both Pastoral Care and Curriculum.
An outline of these can be found in the Pastoral Intervention Framework (link to location)
The influence of social media and technology in our young people’s lives is growing. Digital Literacy combines both digital citizenship and 21st century skills that everyone needs for the future. They are not standalone skills, rather embedded across all areas of school life.
It is about having the skills required to live, learn and work in a society where communication and information is increasingly facilitated through online platforms.
The four key factors of digital literacy can be defined as:
- Technological skills and access
- The ability to create and share content in a digital environment
- The ability to determine authentic content
- Online social responsibility
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