Just like the old pen licence you had to get back in primary school, kids now have the opportunity to try their hand at a “digital” licence. Rather than being an official document to certify children as internet citizen, the Digtial Licence is a project by The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to educate children on the ins and outs of the online world.
Acquisition of a licence is a two-step process. First, you’ll need to purchase access for $30, after which a series of eight quizzes need to be passed successfully. If you’re a Year Six teacher, it’s possible to get a classroom licence for free, thanks to Google and community options are also available.
The website states the program was developed in conjunction with a “team of experts”, of which you can find more information on via the site’s Thank You section. For those after testimonials, a few can be found here.
A sample quiz is available if you need a preview and the video above explains some of the concepts involved.