Internet Independent Curriculum Framework

The Internet Independent Curriculum comprises two main subjects: cyber safety and digital wellbeing. We define cyber safety as the practices and awareness students need to understand in order to protect their personal security from cyber risks. Digital wellbeing, on the other hand, addresses the digital experiences, behaviours, and habits that affect one’s mental health and emotional wellbeing with prolonged exposure to the internet.

By constructing the curriculum in two, we’re able to break down complex nuances that define life online and make them more accessible to approach as teaching subjects.

Digital Identity is the collection of personal information that individuals create and maintain online. Phishing and Scams are fraudulent schemes that use email, messaging, or other forms of communication to trick individuals into disclosing sensitive information.
Privacy and Information Security refers to the practices and measures that protect personal information and digital assets from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, and destruction. Online Relationships refer to the connections, interactions, and communication that individuals establish and maintain with others using digital technologies and platforms.
Digital Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media content using digital technologies and tools. Cyberbullying and Abuse involve the use of digital technologies and platforms to harass, intimidate, threaten, or harm individuals or groups.
Mental and Emotional Health refers to the psychological and social wellbeing of individuals, including their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors related to digital technologies and platforms.
Digital Usage refers to the ways in which individuals access, use, and interact with digital technologies and platforms, and the impact of these behaviors on their wellbeing.
Communication and Participation refers to the ways in which individuals engage with others and contribute to online communities, and the importance of respectful and responsible communication in promoting digital wellbeing.
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