Within our school we use the structure of the Common Sense Media curriculum, which was developed in collaboration with Harvard Project Zero. This curriculum covers areas including: Media Balance & Wellbeing, Privacy & Security, Digital Footprint & Identity, Relationships & Communication, Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech, as well as News and Media Literacy.
This year, class teachers will be delivering these lessons, which will be re-enforced by specialists. We believe class teachers are best placed to meet the personalised needs of each student, while being supported by subject specialists as per our transdisciplinary approach.
However, we need to ensure that students learn positive digital habits from home, as well as school. As parents, your digital actions lay a foundation for your children to follow, and this can start with as little as agreeing that all family members leave their mobile devices aside for set times throughout the evening to have family time, such as dinnertime.