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Category Archives: Digital Citizenship

The Digital Life of Teens

Date Published: 30/08/2022

Most teenagers in the 21st century are digital experts. They’re using many different forms of social media, using the internet to research, typing all their notes in class, and emailing their teachers. Drawing on perspectives from more than 3,500 teens,

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Misinformation, Disinformation & Fake News

Date Published: 01/08/2022

A critical mindset is key to being a confident media consumer False stories, half-truths, clickbait – it is very difficult to know what information we can trust in the media. Part of the problem is that there is a spectrum

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Safer Internet Day

Date Published: 08/02/2022

Play it safe and fair – online and offline This week, Australia together with 170 countries around the world will focus on internet safety. This year, to encourage kind, respectful and enjoyable interaction online, the theme of the campaign is

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News & Information: Be Informed Not Misled!

Date Published: 22/02/2021

When you need information, you want to make sure it is correct.  Nobody wants to look foolish by quoting incorrect facts. In the modern world, you need to be a savvy media user to ensure that you are getting good

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Dealing with Misinformation

Date Published: 19/10/2020

FAKE NEWS is a serious issue in our modern world and it’s getting harder to separate fact from fiction. The News Literacy Project has been established to assist people to separate facts from fiction, rumors, and information that have been

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Safer Internet Day

Date Published: 09/02/2020

On Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 11 February, millions of people around the world unite to raise awareness about online safety issues and inspire positive change.  This year it is organised around the theme “Together for a better internet”, encouraging everyone

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ABC Social Media Series

Date Published: 19/11/2019

We recommend the ABC series Social Media Me to help students understand and navigate the social media world they live in. The series follows the experiences of characters in an unfolding fictitious dramatisation focusing on identity, self-esteem and ethical behaviour

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Media Literacy

Date Published: 05/11/2019

Get on board and learn to navigate the modern media landscape with the excellent resources provided for teachers and students by the ABC on their Media Literacy site. They can be used to help develop the skills needed to sort

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Digital Citizenship Matters!

Date Published: 13/05/2019

Recent events with politicians and sporting stars reinforce the fact that digital citizenship matters. It is important that students learn to look after their digital footprint and protect their digital reputation. The following video for students explains the concept of

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Media Literacy Week

Date Published: 10/09/2018

This week, ABC Education launches its first Media Literacy Week with a program that aims to equip people of all ages with the skills to sort truth from fiction in news and information. Media Literacy Week, to run from 10-16 September,

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