This new resource adds breadth to online safety education by including strands on Digital Citizenship and Information Literacy, the materials covering a young person’s journey from Foundation Stage right through to Key Stage 4 & 5.

Based on the hugely successful Common Sense Media scheme in the United States, it brings together a wide range of resources not only from that scheme but also the highly-regarded Australian ACMA Digital Literacy scheme and European/UK materials, all carefully mapped to a set of UK curriculum opportunities.

The content is media-rich, engaging, informative and challenging and includes:

  • Long-term and medium-term planning schema matched to age and key stage
  • Detailed, pragmatic lesson plans for the busy teacher and
    non-specialist
  • Video and whiteboard materials
  • Printable student materials
  • Parental letters & information packs linked to every lesson so families
    understand their children’s progress
  • Track student progression with “Digital Passport”, a unique, online tracking
    and assessment dashboard
  • iTunesU portal to distribute lesson materials to students’ own devices

This free scheme is a ready-made, robust solution for any school that wants to build resilience in it’s learners by developing an online safety programme that goes beyond a one-off assembly on e-safety. It has been designed to fit around existing curriculum and brings education around these “new literacies” bang up-to-date.

You can find the content at www.swgfl.org.uk/digitalliteracy available as individual PDF files or the whole scheme as a zipped download. If you have any queries about the scheme or would like to arrange training then please email hos@worcestershire.gov.uk

Oh, by the way … did I say it was FREE?

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