This programme of learning will provide induction training for parents as they are the primary caregivers and educators within the family unit. This approach aims to educate parents in understanding the issues related to online learning and the use of dynamic online tools so that they can integrate with the digital lives of their children and support their parents and senior adults in their families to learn about the dangers and pitfalls of the internet. This learning material encourages online safety and tackles the digital divide that exists between different generations of the family.
This curriculum is a training programme to support parents to take on the role of educators within their family to address the topic of online safety. It aims to educate parents to be aware of information disorder, contemporary propaganda; to address privilege and diversity in the media and how to engage with social media responsibility. Therefore, this learning programme empowers parents to develop their own digital and media literacies to support the younger and senior members of their families. The content of this programme consists of six modules and addresses the three topics of: digital literacy, media literacy and social media literacy.
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Six Modules with Lesson Plans, Self Directed Learning Sheets & Powerpoints
IO3 - Family Learning Toolkit – Comic Strips, Interactive Magazines and Audio Books
This family leaning toolkit presents age-appropriate learning materials for family members of different age groups:
Comic strips that encourage safe online activities for children between the ages of 8-12 years of age. These cartoon-like comic strips identify dangers of the internet and offer solutions to act against online threats.
Explainer videos, self-help resources, games and puzzles are presented through an interactive digital magazine for teenagers and young adults aged 13-20.
A range of audiobooks for senior adult learners and grandparents to highlight specific risks and pitfalls that senior adults might encounter online.
The aim of this family learning toolkit is to provide resources that appeal to differing age groups in order to educate and inform of the threats that are faced in the digital world.