Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Children's Digital literacy and safety skills

Published on 18 March was a new report from the EU Kids online project, Digital literacy and safety skills. "Children’s digital skills were assessed by asking 25,000 European 9-16 year old internet users about their online activities, skills and self-efficacy. The range of digital skills and online activities are linked. But many younger (11-13 year old) children lack key critical and safety skills. Also, skills are unequally distributed by socio-economic status. Developing safety skills may encourage other skills, and more skills are associated with more activities online. So, teaching children to be safer need not curtail and may even encourage online opportunities." The short report is at and the project website is
Photo by Sheila Webber: Crocuses in Botanic Gardens, Sheffield, March 2011

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