Dr Sangeet Bhullar
Passionate about digital literacy/citizenship/creativity in educ/community/business devt.
Educator/ researcher/learner/wife/mum. Founder http://wisekids.org.uk
Insights from our Generation 2000 Research for developing Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship
On the 1st of Dec 2014, WISE KIDS launched our ‘Generation 2000’ report on the ‘Internet and Digital Media Habits and Digital Literacy of 13 and 14 Year Olds (Year 9 pupils) in Wales’. This research was co-funded by WISE KIDS, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Logicalis and S4C.
This presentation aims to:
• share our key findings and recommendations and how these can be used to inform developments to engage young people and promote their digital literacy, digital citizenship and wellbeing.
• draw on our learning on what engages young people and inspires them, to address their knowledge and skills gaps and promote Digital Competence
The research findings on 13 and 14 year olds will include:
• How they use the Internet and digital technologies personally, socially and educationally
• How digitally skilled and literate they are – i.e., how able they are in using the Internet and digital technologies critically and positively
• The school-home gap in digital engagement
• Parental mediation strategies as reported by them
• Their online safety, resilience and privacy practices
Dr Sangeet Bhullar is the founder of WISE KIDS which promotes Innovative, Positive and Safe Internet Use. She is passionate about the transformative potential of technologies to deliver better teaching and learning, and other youth-focussed services, but believes digital literacy for both young people and professionals (ranging from educators, parents, carers, children’s services, youth workers, medical professionals and police) is key to harnessing benefit from these connected technologies and environments. She is also a strong advocate for youth voice in determining how educators and other professionals engage and educate young people around online opportunity, online safety, risk, harm. Sangeet has developed and delivering training programmes, led research projects, written guidance, advised schools and organisations and spoken at conferences internationally on the topics of New Media and Digital Literacy in Education, Digital Citizenship and Online Safety. Her work has encompassed clients as diverse as the Ministry of Education in Singapore, schools across the UK, youth organisations, children’s services, medical professionals, police and more. She recently led a large-scale WISE KIDS research project (in partnership with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Logicalis and S4C) called ‘Generation 2000’ which studied the Digital Media Habits and Digital Literacy of Year 9 pupils across Wales. She is an associate member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and sits on the Education Advisory Board for CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). She tweets as @sangeet.