Explore how people safely use common information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs

Elaborations

  • sharing and describing ways that common information systems can be used to meet communication needs, for example computers can be used as phones and social networking tools allowing communication between families living in different regions (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising and discussing the need for cyber-safety when using online information systems, for example recognising that shared personal information can be used for undesirable purposes and that using a password is a means of protecting identity (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • recognising safe ergonomic practices when children are playing with information systems, for example recognising the need to take regular breaks to avoid eye strain and repetitive strain injuries (Skills: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • discussing how a range of information systems support personal needs and impact on others, for example text to speech software for people with vision loss (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • sharing ideas about the ways information systems are being used by families and friends in everyday life, for example comparing current digital play equipment with play equipment of 20 years ago (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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