10 Skills for Digital Literacy

Basic Computer Skills: Operating computers, navigating operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux), and using common software applications such as word processors and spreadsheets.

Internet Navigation: Browsing the internet effectively, using search engines to find information, and understanding web addresses, URLs, and hyperlinks.

Information Evaluation: Assessing the credibility, accuracy, and reliability of information found online, including identifying bias, verifying sources, and recognizing misinformation.

Online Communication: Communicating effectively through email, instant messaging, video conferencing, and social media platforms while understanding appropriate etiquette and privacy settings.

Digital Security: Protecting personal information, devices, and online accounts from cyber threats such as malware, phishing attacks, and identity theft.

Privacy Management: Understanding privacy settings on websites and social media platforms, controlling personal data sharing, and safeguarding privacy in digital interactions.

Digital Citizenship: Understanding ethical behavior, rights, and responsibilities in digital environments, including respecting copyright, practicing digital etiquette, and promoting online civility.

Critical Thinking: Analyzing and evaluating digital content, recognizing bias and misinformation, and applying critical thinking skills to make informed decisions online.

Problem-Solving: Using digital tools and resources to solve problems efficiently, troubleshoot technical issues, and adapt to new technologies.

Adaptability and Lifelong Learning: Embracing change in technology, continuously updating digital skills, and being open to learning new tools and platforms as they emerge.