The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a Skill Module for students of Classes 6 to 9 on ‘Digital Citizenship’.
The Digital Citizenship is a 3-level curriculum and relies on experiential and activity-based learning where students will apply concepts and theory to real world scenarios through case studies, reflections, and activities. T
he course will cover important aspects for students like digital etiquette, cyber security, cyber bullying, information literacy, using the internet for social good and the future of our digital world with topics such as AI, AR/VR and the Metaverse.
The CBSE has written to heads of its affiliated schools on orientation and Teachers’ training programme on ‘Digital Citizenship’ (Skill Module for Middle school).
“The curriculum has been designed to ensure that teachers of all subjects and grades can easily understand and train their students to become responsible digital citizens. Teachers will be provided with a ‘Teachers’ Handbook’ and ‘Classroom Material’ to make the facilitation process easy,” the letter read.
The virtual orientation session for principals and teachers on digital citizenship will be held on June 14, 2022. As per official sources, the following capacity building/ capability development programmes will be organised:
General Awareness Trainings – for teachers who would like to be aware of digital safety and wellness
Master Trainings - teachers who would like to be Master Trainers to train other teachers and students
Train the Trainer Trainings – for teachers who would like to teach Digital Citizenship as a subject.