Digital Disruption is a specialist education project that develops and distributes the tools and training to improve young people’s critical digital judgement skills. Digital judgement combines ‘traditional’ critical thinking skills, such as source verification, with ‘new’ knowledge about how the digital world works, such as understanding search engines and YouTube.
Digital judgement skills are especially important for young people. They both trust and use the Internet more than any other generation, but are not always savvy, critical consumers of online content. This is no surprise. The older generations, often knowing even less about the Internet, are not in a position to provide the leadership and teaching young people need. Formal education also struggles to fill this void, as teachers lack the training and materials to do so.
To face this problem, Digital Disruptiom create and supply the tools and training that young people need to be savvier through real engagement and co-creation with young people. Digital Disruption arms young people with the skills they need to engage with the Internet on their own terms.
The initiative also equip educators with the skills and resources they need, yet often lack, to effectively teach digital judgement in the classroom.