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Developed by Webwise, the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre; Connected aims to empower young people to be effective, autonomous and safe users of technology and online media.
The resource comprises of five modules and is supported by videos, activity sheets, fact sheets and best-practice guidance. This programme will give students an understanding of the role of digital technologies, their rights in the digital world and will help students develop key digital media literacy skills to responsibly navigate the online environment.
The full programme can be downloaded or ordered for free HERE
Have a look below and follow the links to learn more.
Module 1 – Online Wellbeing
This module aims to look at the opportunities and potential challenges young people experience online. Students will explore ways to manage your online wellbeing and build digital resilience. Students will also discuss respectful online communication and will consider appropriate responses to inappropriate, offensive or sensitive material being shared online.
You can get more information HERE
Module 2 – New, Information and the Problems of False Information
This module examines the responsible and ethical use of media and explores different types of misinformation. It aims to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to enable students to distinguish between false information and accurate and reliable information.
Students will explore how to evaluate information online and recognise bias and prejudice online.
Find out more HERE
Module 3 – Big Data and the Data Economy
This module introduces students to the topic of big data and gives an opportunity to explore how the data economy works. It aims to explore how and why online companies use personal information, the benefits it can bring and critique the ethical use of this information for profit.
Module 4 – My Rights Online
This module aims to increase awareness and knowledge of young people's online rights, e.g. the right to be forgotten, privacy, the right to information etc. It explores the legal framework protecting young people’s rights online and considers the responsibilities and risks presented by young people’s use of social media.
Find out more here: My rights Online
Module 5 – Publishing Online
Students will investigate the challenges and solutions digital media presents in our community and assess the impact that digital media has on the individual and society.
This will be a group, project-based assessment to explore the themes and topics covered in the previous modules and will support the assessment element of the short course.
Learn more here: Publishing Online