Skip to main content

Digital Literacy: Becoming digitally literate

What & why?

Tristan Harris refers to there having been an ‘invisible climate change of culture’ over recent years with technology having taken over the lives of citizens and often democracies in complex and negative as well as positive ways. This perfect storm is described as the interaction between the ‘palaeolithic impulses of our brains, archaic forms of government and god-like technology’. I am interested in the implications this has for children growing up in the world of today and tomorrow and how we might need to change what and how children learn in school.

For this seed project, I designed a series of lessons with children aged 7-11 to explore how children can manage their physical and emotional health whilst engaging with their digital worlds. We looked at the impact of gaming, social media and technology on children’s physical and emotional health and wellness.