Digital Literacy Framework

Digital Learning Framework

Be Secure

Personal security is just as important in the digital world as it is in the real world. It helps to avoid theft & prevent damage to your devices & reputation. Being secure is more than just using a password. It is about considering the risks from using technology, protecting yourself against hackers & knowing what to do if you discover there is a problem. Children are allowed to access their individual Gmail accounts towards the end of term 3 and are taught the vital importance of a secure password for their progression into Year 7.


Digital Safety

Ways to be Secure

I use strong passwords for my online accounts & protect my devices with a passcode. I only share these with my parents or trusted adult.

I keep my devices up-to-date with software & antivirus   updates. I also routinely health-check my accounts by reviewing my device login history. 

I know how to check websites are secure. If I use free wifi, I am aware that I am often sending private data.

Before I sign-up to a new site or download an app, I research reviews & think about potential risks involved. 

If I discover a problem, I know how to report it & which adults I should inform to help me. 

Be Private

Privacy is our right to decide what information we share & who we share it with. When we use technology, it sometimes can be difficult to see who has access to things we have saved or posted online. Just like in the real world, our personal information is extremely valuable. By ensuring our privacy, we remain safe & help protect family members & friends.


Digital Safety

Ways to be Private

When I’m online, I protect my identity by keeping personal details private. 

Whenever I’m asked to provide personal details, I carefully consider if this is legitimate & the consequences of oversharing information. 

  • I know how to check my privacy settings on social media platforms & social entertainment apps. I routinely check these to ensure they are at a safe/high level.

I know how to check my apps & device location settings. I only share my location with my trusted friends and parents/guardian.

I only share with contacts who I trust. If I am unsure of the identity of a request, I decline or block & inform a trusted adult.

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Be Wise

It’s important to be aware that people & situations online aren’t always as they seem. Deciding between what’s real & what’s fake is an important life skill. Being wise is also recognising that some people use technology to promote untruths, enhance reality & trick people into doing things they normally wouldn’t do. A good phrase to remember is “if something appears too good to be true, then it probably is!”


Digital Responsibility

Ways to be Wise

I think critically about the information that I view online & question the purpose behind it.

I understand that people online may not be who they say they are. I only engage online with people I know & trust in real life.

I share with care. Even when sharing with close friends or someone I’m in a relationship with. I know that once I’ve shared photos, videos, messages or files, I no longer have control. 


I understand the term phishing & know how to protect myself from online scams.

I know that my digital activity leaves behind a footprint. I ensure what I search, post & message is a positive reflection on me. 

I take care when searching online. If I accidentally access inappropriate content, I know to close it & inform a trusted adult.

Be Respectful

How we conduct ourselves in the digital world is no different from how we behave in the real world. We are all accountable for our own actions, so when we are online we need to respect other people’s feelings, beliefs, opinions, property and the law. Once something is online, it is extremely difficult to remove or delete. This can lead to feelings of regret if this is negative or untrue. Being respectful is being considerate & lawful. This helps us to keep a positive digital reputation & protects us from experiencing negative consequences in the real world.


Digital Responsibility

Ways to be Respectful

I observe the legal age requirements for apps & social platforms. I understand that technology is a privilege not a right.

I value other people’s privacy & take care not to share-on personal details or content intended only for me.

Even if I disagree with other people’s beliefs or opinions, I choose to be considerate rather than hurtful.

I understand the difference of copyrights & copywrongs. I know how to stay within the legal & ethical dimensions of respecting other people’s work.

When I use technology, I am careful not to disturb others or appear distracted by my device when engaging in conversation.

When communicating digitally, I maintain the same levels of etiquette as I do in the real world.  

If I make a mistake, I quickly acknowledge this & apologise to the people involved. I also understand that it is kind to forgive when other people’s mistakes affect me.

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Be Healthy

The introduction of technology has changed the way we learn, communicate, socialise & exercise. The longer term effects of technology not yet known but you can always have too much of a good thing! Sometimes it’s difficult to prevent our digital world from distracting our real lives. Being healthy with technology is ensuring our digital activity does not negatively impact on our physical or mental well-being. Stay happy & develop healthy habits when using tech.


Digital Wellness

Ways to be Healthy

When using a device, I maintain a good posture & know how to reduce risk of injury from repetitive movements.

I take regular breaks from technology, minimise notifications & set boundaries to limit screen time. I can recognise the signs of addiction.

I am aware of how photos can be altered to distort perceptions of beauty, health, wealth & social activity.

I understand the term FOMO & I know strategies how to reduce any feelings of anxiety or pressure to follow.

If I find myself worrying or concerned about my health in the digital world, I seek advice & support from a trusted adult.

Be Brave

Sometimes in the digital world we may encounter prejudice, discrimination or indecent material. There are also some people who use technology to bully or ridicule others. Even things that start off as a joke or prank, can quickly escalate out of control & cause distress for the people involved. Being brave is having the courage to take action against what is wrong. It’s about disempowering bullying behaviour, not following the crowd & supporting others to report inappropriate behaviour.


Digital Wellness

Ways to be Brave

I can identify the different ways that bullying can occur in the digital world & can distinguish between harmless banter & more serious behaviour.

I know how to report abuse to social media/entertainment platforms & which adults I should inform to help me.

I stand up, not stand by. If I see instances of bullying, I make the effort to provide support to those being targeted.

I take action to stop the spread of harmful, untrue or inappropriate messages by not sharing on to others.

I am aware of pressures faced when it comes to posting & commenting online. I ensure my own activity is always positive & led by my own desire to update.

When I see something I believe to be wrong, I think for myself & avoid crowd conformity. 

Be Ready

50% of today's jobs require the use of technology. In the future this will grow more and more. Of tomorrows jobs 65% do not exist yet. Are you #FutureProof? Being ready is understanding that technology will be very important in the future. Improving our understanding of technology, and how we can use it to make life easier, is an important part of being a 21st century learner.


Digital Skills

Ways to be Ready

Applied Digital Skills

I am able to use the cloud to create, save and retrieve documents

I am able to use basic software like Docs, Slides and Sheets

I am able to plan, create and edit epic videos

I can understand the way the internet and WWW works

I know how to maintain my device and the importance of updates

Computer Science
  • I know how to code and can use coding to solve problems

I can program using block based languages such as Scratch or Blockly

I can program using text based languages such as Python or JavaScript

I understand the basic computer science concepts of Decomposition, Abstraction, Pattern recognition and Algorithms

I know how to maintain my device and the importance of updates

Be Inspiring

The Internet has the power to solve real world problems & reach global audiences. How you use technology defines your digital reputation & can influence further education & career opportunities. Make it count by ensuring your digital footprint shows the very best version of you! Being inspiring is about becoming a digital leader. Harnessing the benefits of technology to improve yourself & positively influence the lives of others.


Digital Reputation

Ways to be Inspiring

I use technology to further my own learning & share my journey in order to help others.

I leverage the power of social media & online platforms to empower others, address societal inequality & promote good causes. 

I collaborate globally & engage with online communities to widen my own thinking & ideas.  

I seek to reduce the environmental impact from my own use of technology. I am aware of how to reduce energy consumption & how technology can recycled.  

I have a positive digital footprint & can demonstrate how I use technology to be: Secure, Private, Wise, Respectful, Healthy, Brave, Ready and Inspiring. 

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