On March 26th Facebook in partnership with UNESCO IITE, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and other organizations launched their digital literacy program, Get Digital, to provide lessons and resources to help young people develop the competencies and skills they need to more safely navigate the internet. These resources are designed to be used by educators and families both in the classroom and at home, but they’ve become even more important as young people spend more time on their devices while at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Get Digital will help young people learn how to:
- Stay safe online and protect their personal information
- Navigate content and information, and evaluate the trustworthiness of a source
- Build positive and inclusive communities online by being kind and respecting others
- Manage their health and well-being by learning how to monitor emotions and develop healthy habits for when to use technology
It will also help them discover how technology can be used for civic engagement. And it can help them develop digital skills, such as understanding algorithms, and explore programming and more to help prepare them for future careers in technology.