We live in a digital world. We know how to find anything and everything on the internet. The internet is a part of our lives–a rather big part of it– and it will also be a big part of our children’s lives as they grow up. That is why they are often called digital natives. However, we rarely ensure that children are equipped with the right tools to stay safe and make the best use of the digital technologies available to them because it is a complex topic. In this series, we will navigate through digital literacy and its importance one step at a time.
Literacy means having knowledge and skills in a particular area such as health, money, computers and, in this case, digital technologies. Digital literacy allows you to live, learn and work in a digital world. It goes beyond knowing how to use the internet and find things online.
Digital literacy is the combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes that help you to be both safe and confident as our world becomes more and more digital. This is a basic definition that is likely to change.
As we discussed before, the world is going to become more digital in the future than it is today, and that makes it important to teach children how to navigate it. Here are three reasons why:
Here are a few topics that are typically covered under digital literacy:
We will explore these topics in detail in future articles. Till then, stay tuned and let us know if there is anything else you would like us to cover in the comments section.
Disclaimer: This post has been overly simplified to make it easy for children (Ages 5–8) to read and understand.
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Arya C is a 4th grader who talks about her transition from the US to India and how BYJU`S has helped her at that. She also loves how BYJU`S has made learning a lot more fun.
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V Shriya is a class eight student who has been using BYJU’S for a year now. She shares her experiences with using the app and how it has helped her in improving her academic performance.