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Digital Citizenship

New Online Course for all MYP students.

At EISB, we believe that 21st century teenagers should understand the difference between the right and wrong use of digital technologies in their everyday life. Alongside parents, it is our responsibility to teach children how to avoid the dangers and pitfalls of the Internet, and show them how to become good digital citizens.

For example, good digital citizenship encourages students to use digital technology safely and securely, respecting themselves and others, balancing their time online and acknowledging others’ work. On the other hand, bad digital citizenship includes issues such as cyberbullying, trolling, spreading false information, irresponsible social media usage and cyber-crime.

In Year 7, 8, 9 (MYP1, MYP2, MYP3)

  • Unit 1 – Safety: Passwords, Malware, Phishing, Online Safety & Privacy, etc..
  • Unit 2 – Health: Physical issues, video games addiction, social media and mental health
  • Unit 3 – Empathy: Cyberbullying, trolling, cyberstalking, online sexual abuse, etc.

In Year 10, 11 (MYP4, MYP5)

  • Unit 4 – Responsibility: Netiquette, false information, inappropriate content, plagiarism, etc.
  • Unit 5 – Legality: Copyrights and intellectual property, hacking, cybercrime, GDPR, etc.

All learning resources will be provided online, on Google Classroom.

Students will be sent a link by email to join the Digital Citizenship Google classroom. At monthly intervals throughout the academic year, students, as well as their parents and class teachers, will be contacted about their individual progress with the course.

  • Formative Assignments: self-assessed online tasks within each unit, which students can explore and complete in their own time and at their own pace.
  • Summative Assessments: multiple-choice tests (20 questions) assigned to students at the end of each unit, after they have completed all tasks within those units. The pass mark for each test will be 80%.

All MYP students are expected to participate.

Students will receive a certificate after successfully passing each unit, and an overall certificate and a prize for completing all five units. Students should complete a minimum of one unit per year, but as we are offering this course for the first time this year, MYP2-MYP5 students will be free to complete more than one unit by the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, in order to gain the full certificate.

Please feel free to contact me by email (raphael.ruz@eisbratislava.org) if you wish to share your views or suggest any ideas regarding this new initiative.

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