Explore the importance of being authentically oneself online with friends and the world through the exploration of relationships and cyber bullying in compelling scenarios. Develop a discernment in the lack of authenticity in celebrity social media accounts and their intent and discover how social media can be used to enhance your digital identity.
Examine the authenticity of online images and profiles
Explore the way you interact with social media
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Miller Technology High School, NSW
- Analyse how the text structures and language features of persuasive texts, including media texts, vary according to the medium and mode of communication (ACELA1543)
- Analyse and explain how language has evolved over time and how technology and the media have influenced language use and forms of communication (ACELY1729)
- Explore and explain the ways authors combine different modes and media in creating texts, and the impact of these choices on the viewer/listener (ACELY1735)
- Acquire data from a range of sources and evaluate authenticity, accuracy and timeliness (ACTDIP025)
- Evaluate how student solutions and existing information systems meet needs, are innovative, and take account of future risks and sustainability (ACTDIP031)
Health and Physical Education
- Practise and apply strategies to seek help for themselves or others (ACPPS072)
- Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS073)
- Investigate the benefits of relationships and examine their impact on their own and others’ health and wellbeing (ACPPS074)
Technology Year 7 & 8
- 4.3.1- (Information technologies) applies a broad range of contemporary and appropriate tools, materials and techniques with competence in the development of design projects
- 4.4.1- explains the impact of innovation and emerging technologies on society and the environment
Communicating with ICT
- Students consider the ethical, social and cultural implications when Communicating with ICT. They consider the perspectives of other users and communicate with respect. They are responsible and ethical users of ICT.
Protecting with ICT
- Students recognise and respect the views and perspectives of other users and comply with the responsible and ethical use of ICT. They apply appropriate protocols when using ICT to safely create, communicate or share information with known and unknown audiences.
- Students identify current uses for and impacts of technology in society as well as recognising the rapidly evolving and dynamic nature of technology. They understand the ways in which technology is shaping the way society and workplaces function for example mobility, 24/7 access, global retailing and its possible implications for future use.
- Students become aware of ways in which personal security could be threatened, for example, identity theft, location tracking, phishing and skimming and discuss strategies to protect their personal data and information.
Register for Year 8
Digital Thumbprint is designed to run for 45-60 minutes and is delivered by our engaging facilitators at your school. For optimal results, we recommend a workshop size of no more than 30 students.
Learn what happens to your information and how to keep it secure.
Explore how what we see and hear online affects what we think, feel and do.
Make the most of your time online – personally and professionally.