eSmart Digital Licence: Reflections

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Over the last two lessons, the grade 6’s of our school has been working on getting their eSmart digital licence. We having take different types of tests called modules and read the section of text about them beforehand. The modules that we have to take, test our knowledge on a range of different subjects under the wide umbrella of cyber saftey. I will be writing a little bit about each module that I do, such as the experience and the new facts that I learn.

MODULE 1: DIGITAL DEVICES

Doing the first module was a new experience for me. I learnt heaps of new things like to not download big things like apps and videos while away from home…just in case. I learnt that messages from strangers could sometimes to good to be true such as messages saying you’ve just won a whole lot of money.

MODULE 2: PROTECTING PRIVACY

This module was a little bit different from the first one. It tested me on ways on proctecting my privacy and identity. I understand that you should be very careful about what you do online and who to put your trust in.

MODULE 3: SEARCHING AND RESEARCHING

I found this module more difficult than the others so far. They used vocabulary that I was unfamiliar with and therefore I redid the test three times, before getting the passing score. I learnt about ways to search and research safely online. It also taught me what emails and messages you can get that a real, and some that can be too good to be true. I now understand that the term “search engines” are specific websites where you can get information.

MODULE 4: CREATING AND SHARING

To pass each module, you need to get 80% or 8 out of 10 question correct. I was proud of myself for this module because I got 100%. I think that this topic links to the previous topics I took a test on, so I might have had a little experience in the area. I think that I understood most of the terms and words in the test, so I think that helped me pass first try as well.

MODULE 5: SOCIAL NETWORKING AND GAMING

For this module, I passed at the second attempt. Module 5 taught me about ways to be safe while being social online and methods that show you protected while gaming, such as multiplayer online.

MODULE 6: COMMUNICATIONG SAFELY ONLINE

This module taught me about ways communicate safely online, in ways that hides your identity, like having profile pictures that doesn’t show you in it.

MODULE 7: FRIENDS AND STRANGERS

I noticed from this module it taught me what and who to be aware of whilst playing games online or just communicating with other people.

MODULE 8: MANAGING MONEY & ONLINE CREDITS

Whilst doing this module, I noticed that a lot of the language that it used I didn’t understand. In fact there was one question where I didn’t understand what it was saying but I had a roundabout idea and I clicked on an answer and got it right.

Overall, I tried again, and again and managed to pass all the tests. I now have my eSmart Digital Licence.