JUNIOR SCHOOL DIGITAL CITIZEN

Learning Pathways

From

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Schools/Teacher%20resources/Lower%20primary/Learning%20pathway.aspx

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 child aged 5–7 years old, this may include:
  • understanding protocols of digital communications devices with supervision and may use:
  • the phone/mobile
  • email
  • selected internet sites
  • the school intranet
  • identifying and differentiating between online and offline content
  • searching for and viewing age-appropriate digital content, for example, student- or family-friendly websites.
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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 behavior include netiquette, appropriate contact and communication with others as well as consideration of issues such as cyberbullying, problematic usage and unethical behaviour.
For a child aged 5–7 years old, this may include:
  • developing an understanding of cyberspace as a community of real people
  • learning about the social conventions in the real world and cyberspace
  • recognising that children need adult assistance when exploring cyberspace
  • sharing what has been learned with a family member.
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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 child aged 5–7 years old, this may include:
  • demonstrating an understanding that children need adult assistance when exploring cyberspace
  • differentiating between public information and personal information
  • identifying and comprehending the basic dangers of revealing personal information online to strangers
  • comparing strangers in the physical world with strangers online
  • sharing what has been learned with a family member.
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e-Security

e-Security is broadly defined as the protection of personal information online. It involves both electronic security and online security.
For a child aged 5–7 years old, this may include:
  • exploring email for communication with family and friends
  • understanding that computers can be damaged by viruses from email or the internet
  • demonstrating an understanding of how to use email and the internet safely
  • sharing what has been learned with a family member.