I've been thinking a lot about Digital Literacy lately. It's something we work hard with our boys to explore (Let me just go ahead and plug their YouTube channel
here. Please subscribe.) As parents, we spend a lot of time and energy focusing on safety. Quite appropriately. But are we spending an equivalent amount of energy helping them create?
I met Media Smarts
at a recent event and I was happy to be introduced to their Framework for Digital Literacy
. I love all of their seven key aspects: Ethics and Empathy, Privacy and Security, Community Engagement, Digital Health, Consumer Awareness, Finding and Verifying, Making and Remixing. And yes, Making and Remixing has a special place in heart.
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