Responsible Use of Technology

Helping our students acquire a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required when using digital media to perform tasks, solve problems, communicate, manage information, collaborate, create and share content effectively.

Our aim as educators is to enable our students to be digitally competent and equipped with 21st century skills. Our students should be confident, critical and use technology flexibly for work, leisure, learning and communication.

Digital Citizenship Lessons

Year 4 Lesson Plans

Domain: Access and Inclusion

A research task is assigned to students divided in groups. Some groups carry out the task using digital tools whereas other groups use analogue/offline resources only. This is intended to highlight the disadvantages caused by the lack of access to digital tools.

Domain: Health and Wellbeing

The students will be reflecting and discussing online wellbeing through a set of pictures depicting various scenarios and then demonstrating their learning in a mind map.

Domain: Active Participation

The students will be actively involved in identifying and discussing issues concerning their community. They will be invited to come up with ideas on how these can be addressed. The students will then seek feedback from their school community which is then forwarded to the local council.

Year 5 Lesson Plans

Domain: Media and information Literacy

During this lesson, the students will engage in discussion to learn about fake news and tips on how to identify them.

Domain: Ethics & Empathy

This lesson will encourage students to reflect on acceptable online behaviour. The students will demonstrate their understanding through the creation of a quiz.

Domain: Rights and Responsibilities

The students learn about online rights and responsibilities and demonstrate their understanding through the creation of an Internet Use Policy for their class.

Domain: Privacy and Security

This session highlights the importance of being safe online and engages the students in a discussion to help them understand. The students will demonstrate their understanding by creating a slogan about what they discussed in class.

Year 6 Lesson Plans

Domain: Learning and Creativity

In this lesson, the students will learn about the importance of citing resources used when looking up information.

Domain: ePresence and Communications

In this activity, the students will list their online activities and reflect about them. The will also be presented with various situations through a video and a game which will help them to discuss and understand how their online activities impact their digital footprint.

Domain: Consumer Awareness

This lesson uses an online newspaper article that features various stories to spark discussion and teach students about online consumer awareness..

The above lesson plans have been compiled by the Digital Literacy primary team according to the 10 DCE domains identified by the Council for Europe. Extra resources compiled by Insight and the European Council for Digital Good from the pack All Aboard for DigiTown are being made available below.

Special thanks go to Insight and the European Council for Digital Good who gladly shared their resources with the DDLTS.

Educators who use the DigiTown resources are kindly asked to provide their feedback by clicking on the link below.

Citizenship Tips Posters