12 - Foster digital wellbeing

Help students develop their digital literacies in order to thrive in a connected age.

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All students are aware of policies on safe, respectful behaviour in digital spaces.  There is student-led training in respectful behaviour which incorporates digital behaviours. Digital investments are assessed for long-term impacts on the human and natural environment; ‘green computing’ alternatives are used where possible. Staff and student groups - including staff and student representative bodies - work together to explore solutions to cyber-bullying and risky online behaviours.
All students are aware of the risks of sharing content and engaging with others online. Students have access to online spaces where they can experiment safely with new (to them) tools, services and practices. Student reflection, self-understanding and self-regulation is actively promoted through e.g. reflective tasks, digital storytelling, blogging, self- reflective tools. Staff and student groups - including staff and student representative bodies - work together to explore the impacts of digital technology on learning, on learning-teaching relationships, and on health and wellbeing.
It is clear how students can report concerns about their safety/ wellbeing and get support online, whether for digital issues or for other issues that they prefer not to address face-to-face. Students have access to non-digital alternatives in learning where appropriate. Students have safe spaces and skilled support to explore and develop their digital identity/ies.  
Student data are used transparently and ethically. There are time/spaces where students (and staff) are encouraged to ‘switch off’.    

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