Useful links on Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship

Education in Wales and the Digital Competence Framework – Key Resources

Evaluating Online Content

Just because a website looks smart, it does not mean that its contents are official or true. The following are some questions to ask yourself when using apps/ websites or when receiving information from the Internet to assess if the information is true or reliable.

  1. Who created the information or website? If it was created by an organization, what is the purpose of the organization?
  2. Who is the target audience for the website or information?
  3. Are there independent sources of information quoted on the website?
  4. Is there contact information on the website?
  5. Is the information up to date?
  6. How regularly is the website updated?
  7. Is the site properly designed?
  8. Does it carry official logos?

Useful Website Resources for Digital Literacy

Trust Me Cymru – Primary

This resource aims to help upper KS2 primary teachers educate children to critically evaluate inaccurate online information, including content that seeks to deliberately influence their opinions.

Trust me Cymru – Secondary

This resource aims to help secondary teachers educate children and young people to critically evaluate inaccurate online information, including content that seeks to deliberately influence their opinions.

Fact or fiction – new Playlists from Hwb (Welsh Government learning platform)

A new pack of Playlists exploring the importance of using critical thinking skills when online has been published to help learners recognise, identify and understand the difference between factual and fictitious online information.

Other Digital Literacy Web Resources

Crap detection 101 by Howard Rheingold

The Online and Offline Digital Literacy Practices of Young Children – A Review of the Literature
https://www.academia.edu/33736921/The_Online_and_Offline_Digital_Literacy_Practices_of_Young_Children – A_Review_of_the_Literature

The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (DigiLitEY)
https://digilitey.wordpress.com/

Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality (February 16, 2012). Gasser, Urs and Cortesi, Sandra and Malik, Momin and Lee, Ashley. Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2012-1. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2005272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2005272

‘Truth, lies and the internet – a report into young people’s digital fluency’ by Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller – September 2011: http://www.demos.co.uk/files/Truth_-_web.pdf

Digital Literacy and Engaging Youth in Learning

As more and more people use the Internet it is key that they develop the skills and literacies to be able to use the Internet critically, creatively and safely.

Digital Literacy across the Curriculum:
http://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship, Social Literacies and Rights
http://www.bl.uk/my-digital-rights

Media Smarts resources from Canada
http://mediasmarts.ca/media-literacy-101

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Resource from Common Sense Media – adapted by SWGfL for English and Welsh Schools.
http://www.digital-literacy.org.uk/Home.aspx