Facebook’s Digital Literacy Library provides training materials for educators in India
Facebook launched the Digital Literacy Library as part of a broader initiative to train 300,000 people in India with ICT skills by the end of 2018. The library contains a collection of lessons in multiple languages, including at least six local languages: Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. It is intended to be used by educators as a resource to help youth build the skills they need to use technology safely.
The library contains a series of interactive lessons and videos that can be shared in classrooms, after-school programs, or at home. Its contents were generated by the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Trainings are also taking place in collaboration with organizations such as the Cyber Peace Foundation, Learning Links Foundation, Internet and Mobile Association of India, Gaon Connection, and the Center for Social Research.
The curriculum is divided into five themes: privacy and reputation, identity exploration, positive behavior, security, and community engagement. Lessons are designed to address the educational needs of children aged 11 to 18 years old.