Digital citizenship is a topic that we address more carefully in the club. We focus on ‘respect’ and ‘protect” as the two foundational components of good digital citizenship. We’ll also look at three pillars of digital responsibility:
• Copyright and fair use
• Online safety
We use the SAFE! program to define digital citizenship and help guide the pupils online. This helps make pupils aware of what they should and shouldn’t be doing, with the goal of keeping themselves safe online.
The club also aims to give the members the opportunity to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. By using a variety of software(Audacity, MS Logo, Photo Story, Scratch and Kodable) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programmes, systems and content that accomplish given goals. We look at Logo and Scratch, which are two of the most popular programming applications in primary schools. Occasional field trips help the boys see how technology is used in the working world.
Mr T Mungate