ENYAN Digital literacy must sit alongside other key areas, education peers say

report by the House of Lords select committee on communications concludes that the skills and knowledge to critically understand the internet are vital for children to navigate the online world, as well as being an essential requirement of the future workforce.

It adds that children need support in developing their critical thinking and understanding the accuracy of online information and it should form part of the curriculum.

“Therefore, online responsibilities, social norms and risks should be part of mandatory, Ofsted-inspected personal, social, health and economic education – in all schools whatever their status,” the report states.

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