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A Policy Review: Building Digital Citizenship in Asia-Pacific through Safe, Effective and Responsible Use of ICT
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Bangkok | 2016 | 118 p.
ISBN 978-92-9223-561-1
Corporate author: 
UNESCO Bangkok
Asia and the Pacific

This report is a major output of the project. The policy review described in this report took stock of national policies in 22 Member States in the Asia-Pacific region and assessed the capacity of their education sectors to foster digital citizenship among children aged 0-18.
It is encouraging to note from the study that surveyed Member States’ policies to promote ICT opportunities mature alongside policies that address potential risks, at varying levels of policy maturity. However, while the surveyed Member States recognize the importance of equipping children with ICT skills and providing basic infrastructure, the findings indicate that there is much to be done for young learners (e.g. early childhood education and lower primary education) in introducing the concept of safe, effective and responsible use of ICT to their national curriculum as well as to their teacher professional development programmes.

Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Case studies and research papers
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Media and Information Literacy
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education


Digital citizenship; Information and communications technology; ICT
Information technology; Information literacy; Digital literacy; Educational policy