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8 must-have digital skills needed to
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High DQ is associated with safer digital use,
higher academic achievement,
and greater global awareness and empathy.
How DQ Supports UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC)
• 어린이는 말이나 글, 문화 예술을 통해 우리의 생각을 표현할 권리가 있으며 국경을 넘어 모든 정보와 생각을 서로 주고받을 수 있는 권리도 있습니다(13조)
• 어린이는 자신에게 도움이 되는 정보를 얻고, 유해한 정보로부터 보호받아야 합니다(17조)
• 어린이는 모든 형태의 폭력으로부터 보호받아야 합니다(19조)
• 어린이는 자신의 연령에 맞는 휴식과 놀이를 맘껏 즐길 수 있어야 합니다(31조)
유엔아동권리위원회는 어린이의 권리 증진을 위해 디지털 관련하여 다음과 같이 권고했습니다(유엔아동권리위원회 일반논평 17번).
• 디지털 매체의 유해한 환경에 유의해야 합니다.
• 디지털 매체의 과도한 사용은 심각한 위험과 피해를 초래합니다.(신체 활동 수준 감소, 질 낮은 수면 패턴, 비만 등 질병 발병)
• 어린이가 건강한 디지털 환경에서 책임감 있게 활동할 수 있도록,환경을 개선하고 인식을 제고하며 정책을 마련해야 합니다.
이는 보다 나은 세상을 만들기 위해 2016년부터 2030년까지 지구촌이 함께 달성해 나갈 17개 지속가능발전목표(Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) 중 하나이기도 합니다.
• 어린이에 대한 학대, 착취, 인신매매를 비롯해 모든 형태의 폭력 및 고문을 종식해야 합니다(SDGs 16.2)
폭력적이고 선정적인 게임과 1인 미디어를 즐기며 이를 따라하는 것을 놀이로 여깁니다. 심지어 모바일 도박에 빠진 어린이도 늘고 있습니다.
각국의 아동권리협약 이행 상황을 모니터링하는 유엔아동권리위원회는 한국 어린이의 디지털 사용 상황을 우려해 한국 정부에 아래와 같이 권고했습니다.
• 온라인 음란물 노출 방지 장치를 강화해야 합니다(2003)
• 심각한 인터넷 중독 문제를 해결하기 위해 정보를 제공하고 교육 캠페인을 늘려야 합니다(2011)
• 휴대전화나 온라인 공간과 같이 학교 교실과 운동장 밖에서 일어나는 새로운 형태의 학생 간 따돌림과 괴롭힘을 방지해야 합니다(2011)
The 8 Digital Skills
DQ Skill #1Screen Time
ManagementAbility to balance online
and offline realities
DQ Skill #2Privacy
ManagementAbility to protect your own and
others’ personal information
DQ Skill #3Cyber-bullying
ManagementAbility to detect cyber-bullying
and handle it wisely
DQ Skill #4Digital Citizen
IdentityAbility to build an online
persona with integrity
DQ Skill #5Digital Footprint
ManagementAbility to develop positive
DQ Skill #6Cyber Security
ManagementAbility to create
DQ Skill #7Critical
ThinkingAbility to distinguish
good from bad info/content
DQ Skill #8Digital
EmpathyAbility to be empathetic
towards others' needs
and feelings online.
Your Child’s DQ
How can I teach my child to become a Digital Global Citizen?
By DQ Team 06/25/2018 Topics: Digital Citizen Identity, Parenting Tips, DQ TOP Rules, DQ Parents’Handbook Every moment that we spend online, we’re in a space that compresses the distance between ourselves and people of different nationalities, ethnicities, and faiths. Yet, even now, only a little over half the world’s population is online. Over the next few years, as internet connectivity spreads, the plethora of cultures that we may encounter online increases in tandem. Since the turn of the millenium, the term ‘Global Citizen’ has gained traction – both in academia and in popular culture. According to the U.S. FUND for UNICEF, “a global citizen is someone who understands interconnectedness, respects and values diversity, has the ability to challenge injustice and takes action in personally meaningful ways.” With so many of our experiences now mediated online, what new norms, etiquettes, and behaviours should we come to expect from⋯2018.06.25
How can I talk to my child about Cyberbullying?
By DQ Team 05/22/2018 Topics: Screen Time Management, Parenting Tips, DQ TOP Rules, DQ Parents’Handbook “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always hurt me. Bones mend and become actually stronger in the very place they were broken and where they have knitted up; mental wounds can grind and ooze for decades and be re-opened by the quietest whisper.” – Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot While bullying at school continues to be a global issue, in recent years scholars have been quick to point to the rising issue of cyberbullying: “any behaviour performed through electronic or digital media by individuals or groups that repeatedly communicate hostile or aggressive messages intended to inflict harm on others”1. Research on the issue supports observations that cyberbullying has become a worldwide phenomenon that needs to be addressed2. In our own research across 30 countries, we found that⋯2018.05.16
What’s wrong with sharing pictures of my child on Facebook?
By DQ Team 04/30/2018 Topics: Privacy Management, Parenting Tips, DQ TOP Rules, DQ Parents’Handbook2018.04.25
Is my child on YouTube too much?
By DQ Team 03/23/2018 Topics: Screen Time Management, Parenting Tips, DQ TOP Rules, DQ Parents’Handbook Have you ever wondered if your daughter may be spending too much time in front of her iPad? Or, have you noticed that your son gets a little too distracted by YouTube while he’s supposed to be finishing his homework? Perhaps you’ve heard about the debate around screen time and found yourself wondering, “Is this really something I need to be concerned about?” Don’t fret, you’re definitely not alone. As more games and services get mediated through online platforms, our digital devices are increasingly offering us a myriad of opportunities – from playing games, to reading books, to connecting with our friends and family; it is unsurprising to find ourselves constantly glancing at our screens and racking up our “screen time”. Not just among adults, children have been increasingly⋯2018.03.22