Digital literacy and education

Schools have a responsibility to deliver digital literacy alongside numeracy and literacy. 

Why is digital literacy important to schools?

  • Schools now have to ensure a pupil’s digital literacy is ‘at a suitable level for the future workplace’
  • Schools now have an opportunity to deliver a strong life skill for all pupils

Digital Literacy in education

The new National Curriculum in England requires pupils to leave school digitally literate and there is increasing importance given to digital literacy in the education systems and curricula in all the devolved nations of the UK.

In the new National Curriculum in England for Computing it states ‘A computing education also ensures that pupils become digitally literate - able to use, and express themselves through, in information and communication technology - at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

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