How can you teach kids about being safe online? What resources are making online learning actually fun? Here are five digital literacy programs to check out this summer.
If you’re a parent with school-aged kids at home right now, there’s a good chance your little ones are way over their allotted screen team.
In Canada Internet Factbook this year, we found most Canadians are enforcing some type of screen time limitations for their kids.
While official online learning is done for the summer, it is just around the corner again for many families in September. Between now and then, many parents may be looking for something fun for your kids to do online during your summer staycation.
That’s why we’d like to tell you about some great digital learning and literacy initiatives CIRA has been supporting.
If you’ve googled any variation of “digital skills for kids” you’ll know there’s pages of programs at your fingertips. With so much information online, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.
We’ve got your back. Not only will these teach kids how to be safe online, the resources below will help make online learning actually fun.
Here are five digital literacy programs we think your kids should know about:
1. Actua: Learning STEM at home
Want to chat with a scientist over video from your living room? Yes there is a program that will set this up for free.
It’s one of the many programs you can find in the Actua At Home weekly series featuring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to entertain your kids for hours! There are workshops on artificial intelligence, coding, a NASA visualization explorer and so much more.
You can filter by age, type, price (many are free!) and topic here.