Dingli Primary School is one of the first to embark on the Digital Citizenship Education Project within St Nicholas College.
The Directorate for Digital Literacy & Transversal Skills is committed to support schools and educators to address DCE. Thus, a whole project was designed and developed to address challenges such as online rights and responsibilities, online safety and privacy issues amongst others. The aim of this project is to empower children to participate actively in a digital society. This involves providing an education that develops critical analysis and the effective use of digital technologies, while fostering respect for human rights and democratic culture.
The project, involving all Year 4 to 6 classes, was launched at Dingli Primary on Thursday 13th January 2022. An online information session for Year 4, 5 and 6 parents and guardians called ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ was organised. We are pleased to note that attendance was high.
The session was delivered by Ms Laura Schembri (HOD Digital Literacy) and Ms Davinia Muscat from BeSmartOnline (Appoġġ). Parents and guardians were introduced to the concept of Digital Literacy, responsible use of technology and tips on how to help their children become digital citizens. A list of useful websites was also shared with the participants.
Ms Laura Schembri has already introduced DCE to the members of staff involved in the project, presented the teacher’s pack and gave practical examples and tips. Now, the next step is to hold DCE sessions with the Yr 4, 5 and 6 students. This is going to take place during the second term.