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At Omanu School our focus is on developing skills through experiences where students have both reasonable protection and adult guidance.

Building Digital Literacy for Children in Years 1 - 6

Learn I  Guide  I  Protect is a framework which supports schools in creating a culture of responsible, safe use of digital technologies.

In the past decade there have been significant changes to technology and the way it is used in New Zealand Schools.

This has presented new challenges for educators in creating an environment where teachers and students are confident in the safe and secure use of technologies.

LEARN GUIDE PROTECT
When a young child enters school, they will have limited practical cyber safety skills. By the time they graduate, we expect them to be ready to fully participate in a digital society.

In the intervening years they will learn cybersafety skills with the assistance of a guide, against a backdrop of reducing levels of protection.

At Omanu School our focus is on developing skills through experiences where students have both reasonable protection and adult guidance.

The ability to understand and fully participate in the digital world is fundamental to digital citizenship. Like literacy and numeracy initiatives, which provide people with the skills to participate in the work force, digital literacy has become an essentiial skill to be a confident, and actively involved connected, life long learner.

 The Lean Guide Protect Framework, designed by Netsafe in conjunction with New Zealand Educators, promotes a student-centered approach to teaching and learning about cybersafety and digital citizenship across the curriculum.

In our Primary School context our focus is on building a range of digital literacy skills within a positive school culture of digital citizenship. This focus lays the groundwork for key competencies and values young people require to effectively utilise digital technologies.