Digital Citizenship for All
UNESCO Bangkok’s Digital Kids Asia-Pacific (DKAP) project promotes a holistic understanding of children’s digital citizenship among education stakeholders in the region as part of Sustainable Development Goal 4 Quality Education. Download the DKAP Research Toolkit or scroll down to learn more!
Uncover Insights into Children’s Digital Citizenship
Read the recently published report, Digital Kids Asia-Pacific: Insights into Children’s Digital Citizenship, to understand how DKAP seeks to contribute to a future where young digital citizens are supported by policies and interventions that are sensitive to their rights and diverse contexts.

DIGITAL KIDS ASIA-PACIFIC

evidence based

Evidence-based

Data-driven study from 5,129 students aged 15 years old in 4 countries that looks into the influences of the online environment on today’s kids and how to help them become well-rounded digital citizens in the future

holistic

Holistic

An in-depth exploration of the five interconnected digital citizenship domains that make up children’s digital skills and competencies

context sensitive

Context-sensitive

Developed for the diversity of the Asia-Pacific region and validated in the region in a wide range of contexts. Adaptable and modifiable tools to help look into how young populations of the region behave in and interact with a growing digital environment

DKAP Framework for Education

The Digital Kids Asia-Pacific (DKAP) Framework guides children’s digital citizenship interventions by providing a holistic, rights-based and child-centered approach structured across 5 domains and 16 competencies.

The DKAP Framework recognizes that digital citizenship begins with the fundamental requirement of equity in quality of access to ICT.

5 Digital Citizenship Domains Digital Literacy Digital Safety and Resilience Digital Participation and Agency Digital Emotional Intelligence Digital Creativity and Innovation

Digital Literacy

The ability to seek, critically evaluate, and use digital tools and information effectively to make informed decisions.
  • ICT Literacy
  • Information Literacy
Digital literacy

Digital Literacy

The ability to seek, critically evaluate and use digital tools and information effectively to make informed decisions.

  • ICT Literacy
  • Information Literacy

Digital Safety and Resilience

The ability to seek, critically evaluate, and use digital tools and information effectively to make informed decisions

  • Undestanding Child Rights
  • Personal Data, Privacy and Reputation
  • Promoting & Protecting
  • Health and Well-Being Digital Resillence

Digital Safety and Resilience

The ability to seek, critically evaluate, and use digital tools and information effectively to make informed decisions

  • Undestanding Child Rights
  • Personal Data, Privacy and Reputation
  • Promoting & Protecting
  • Health and Well-Being Digital Resillence
Digital Safety and Resilience

Digital Participation and Agency

The ability to equitably interact, engage and positively influence society through ICT.

  • Interacting, Sharing and Collaborating
  • Civic Engagement
  • Netiquette
Digital Participation and Agency

Digital Participation and Agency

The ability to equitably interact, engage and positively influence society through ICT.

  • Interacting, Sharing and Collaborating
  • Civic Engagement
  • Netiquette

Digital Emotional Intelligence

The ability to recognize, navigate and express emotions in intrapersonal and interpersonal digital interaction.
  • Self- Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Self-Motivation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Empathy

Digital Emotional Intelligence

The ability to recognize, navigate and express emotions in intrapersonal and interpersonal digital interaction.
  • Self- Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Self-Motivation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Empathy
Digital Emotional Intelligence

Digital Creativity and Innovation

The ability of children to express themselves and explore through the creation of content using ICT tools.

  • Creative Literacy
  • Expression
Digital Creativity and Innovation

Digital Creativity and Innovation

The ability of children to express themselves and explore through the creation of content using ICT tools.
  • Creative Literacy
  • Expression

Dimensions for Children’s Holistic Development

Cognitive

  • Digital Literacy
  • Digital Creativity and Innovation
  • Digital Safety and Resilience

Behavioral

  • Digital Safety and Resilience
  • Digital Participation and Agency

Socio-emotional

  • Digital Emotional Intelligence

Findings

Using the DKAP framework as a guide, UNESCO engaged with ISVP and national research teams in validating and conducting a self-reported survey among 5,129 15-year-old students in four Asia-Pacific countries, namely: Bangladesh, Fiji, Republic of Korea, and Viet Nam.

The survey revealed the following findings: