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?

Website Resources

Crap detection 101 by Howard Rheingold

21st Century Information Fluency

Digital Literacy from the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

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: or

‘Truth, lies and the internet – a report into young people’s digital fluency’ by Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller – September 2011:

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:

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship, Social Literacies and Rights

Media Smarts resources from Canada

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Resource from Common Sense Media – adapted by SWGfL for English and Welsh Schools.