Becoming a Digital Citizen at Key Stage 3

Digital Citizen

Becoming a Digital Citizen means developing skills that will be useful to a young person if they wish to take part in digital aspects of society, safely and without hindrance.

A young person should have the knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • Choose suitable digital technology for home use;
  • Safely set up digital technology to be used in the home;
  • Communicate using digital technology;
  • Engage with digital technology safely and meaningfully, including capturing photographs and videos;
  • Avail of digital services and use them safely and in accordance with the law, including: streaming music; streaming videos; shopping online; and banking online; and
  • Consider the moral and ethical impact of digital technology on society.

Useful Links

BBC Bitesize: Computer Science bbc.com/bitesize
This section of BBC Bitesize contains relevant units on: Internet Communication; and Safety and Responsibility.

BBC Bitesize: ICT bbc.com/bitesize
This section of BBC Bitesize contains relevant units on: Multimedia; Risks and implications of ICT; and The History of ICT.

CCEA Financial Capability nicurriculum.org.uk

Childnet childnet.com
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Digizen digizen.org
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible digital citizens.

Think You Know thinkuknow.co.uk
Thinkuknow includes films, animations, websites, presentations and lesson plans to enable professionals to explore difficult and sensitive issues safely with children and young people.