Digital Literacy Resources

Schemes of work from Common Sense Media and SWGfL by year group. Each scheme contains 5 lessons - KS4-5 contains 20 lessons


  • The Web We Want 
  • eSafety in the computing curriculum
  • BCS eSafety qualification: designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves online.
  • This qualification will benefit all learners by giving them greater confidence in using the internet safely and it is especially suitable for delivery in schools at key stage 3 and 4.
  • The course is designed to be delivered in the classroom and provides 20 hours of guided learning mapped to the curriculum. It comes complete with lesson plans and materials for tutor led delivery as well as access to e-learning content.

The pages below host resources for for the core sections of digital literacy under 8 curriculum categories

4 iBooks available here that link to each section - these are interactive resources that load in iBooks app on your iPad. They have everything needed to teach the units including videos, assessments and links. These are designed as the main teaching tool. There are student iBooks to accompany the course - available in August / September - I will post link here.

This link shows the curriculum overview and the digital assessments for each section. Alternatively you can download and print student booklets from the files below - but using the iPad version is a much better option! 



Crossing the Line - 4 UK films and  full teaching resources on digital citizenship

Section 1 Cyberbullying (6mins) 'Gone too far'

Section 2 Sexting (6mins) 'just send it'

Section 3: Peer pressure (6mins) 'Back me up'

Section 4: Self esteem 'Talking heads'

Digital Bytes: Student Project Work

Digital Bytes is designed to engage teens in:

1. Media reflection (video stimulus)

2. Media deconstruction (discussion and debate)

3. Media creation (making something that expresses your opinion on the topic)

The thematic Bytes are grouped into four sections: Innovation, Our Generation, Activism, and Interpretation. A “Byte,” or topical module, has five steps: 1. Reflect, 2. Watch, 3. Discuss, 4. Engage, 5. Share. Each Bytes takes about two hours to complete.

Educators guide to digital bytes

Parental engagement ideas>