Children should learn ‘digital literacy’ alongside the Rs, peers say

Teaching children about the internet should be as important as the three Rs, with youngsters given the skills to keep safe online, a committee of peers has recommended. {Read more at this link: www.telegraph.co.uk}

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Dr. Doug Belshaw is a Researcher/Analyst at JISC Advance where he researches and advises on issues around open education and innovation. A former teacher and senior leader with experience of all sectors, Doug is also co-kickstarter of Purpos/ed which aims to encourage and sustain debate around the purpose(s) of education.
Doug recently completed his doctorate on digital and new literacies which, as an open practitioner, he has shared online since he began writing it.

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