The Critical Digital Literacies framework for educators aims to capture the various dimensions and sub-dimensions of critical digital literacies which are vital for educators and students living, teaching and learning in a digital world.
Read the Framework here.
This resource is a learning object based on technology H5P and could be implemented in
any WordPress or Moodle course.
It contains a full activity aimed at exploring a dimension of the Critical Digital Literacies Framework: Digital Well-being and Safety. The aim of the activities embedded in this learning object are to develop teachers’ understanding of the main problems of
technology usage around the CDL subdimensions Online safety, Digital Overexposure and Digital selfhood for the primary school level.
Therefore the teachers can delve into the concepts, current research and policymaking context; they are offered questions to reflect on their teaching to deal with a critical usage of technology.
Moreover, the teachers are provided with some instructions to reflect on design for learning to develop critical digital literacies in their classrooms.
Digital well-being, cellphone, digital selfhood, online safety, cyberbullying, ego, social media, digital overexposure
This website is your guide to apps, games and social media sites. It allows you to search for certain apps or games and it will give you the official age rating, reviews and then a dashboard that shows an expert review of the risks in relation to Sex, Violence & hatred,
Bullying, Suicide & self-harm, Drink, drugs & crime. It then gives you advice as to how you can keep your children safe when using the apps.
It also keeps you up to date with the latest news and advice around the apps, sites and games your kids are using
Advice, safety review of apps/games
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This is an online safety resource hub to access a range of information for use in the classroom and to help parents make positive changes to children’s digital lives. This website covers a wide range of topics and issues regarding internet safety and provides advice and resources for ages ranging from 0-5 to 14+. There are guides and resources and ideas for lessons.
Online safety, hub of links to resources and lessons, setting controls
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Not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.
The CCEA is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) funded by and responsible to the Department of Education (DE) in Northern Ireland and their website provides many different learning resources for pupils from Pre-School age (3-4) up to Post-16 in relation to this.
Below is an extract from their website:
Central to our curriculum is its aim to equip our young people to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives, and we see eSafety as an important aspect of this. It’s not just about the technology, but also core concepts of personal safety, of showing respect for others and of critical discrimination.
Also, the Wellbeing Hub shows how the Northern Ireland Curriculum promotes the learning and development of skills that support pupils’ wellbeing and mental health. It also supports the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Framework for Children and Young People in Education that’s being developed collaboratively by the Departments of Education and Health, the Public Health Agency, the Health and Social Care Board, and the Education