UKLA Viewpoints: Digital Literacies

UKLA believes that children and young people need to engage confidently, creatively and critically in a wide range of digital media practices.

UKLA believes that children and young people need to engage confidently, creatively and critically in a wide range of digital media practices.

  • Communication in everyday life continues to evolve and diversify and often involves digital media.
  • Learners bring skills, interests and experiences generated through their own use of digital media with them to educational settings.
  • New literacy experiences provide opportunities for personal fulfilment, creativity and collaboration as well as participation in social, civic, political and economic life.
  • Confident, creative and critical participation in digital environments involves using different modes and media, and both on and off-screen activity.
  • Digital technologies and digital media are not value free and uses may be unsafe - critical literacy is therefore essential.

You can download the full UKLA Viewpoint on digital literacies to the right of this page.