Facebook Introduces The Digital Literacy Library

Posted on: Friday, August 3, 2018

Facebook has announced the release of a new educational online resource for young social media users, a “Digital Literacy Library“. The online library aims to educate young people aged 11-18 on navigating the digital world, as Facebook puts it.

The website hosts a multitude of learning opportunities which are presented in lessons, discussions, activities, quizzes and games. The Digital Literacy Library provides information regarding “Security, Community Engagement, Privacy and Reputation, Safety and Well-being, Information Literacy, Positive Behaviour, Identity Exploration, as well as Content Production”. Each topic has several subtopics, so the security lesson for example, discusses passwords, public Wi-Fi, as well as cybersecurity, phishing and spam. According to TechCrunch, educators are able to download the app for free.

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Although Facebook’s Safety Centre is now hosting the Digital Literacy Library, the material is from the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society at Harvard University. However, TechCrunch also reported that Facebook aims to have other non-profits around the world edit the lessons and contribute new ones.


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