Welcome to My Digital World, Facebook’s digital literacy and online safety program for adults. This facilitator guide is designed to help facilitators across the globe successfully implement the program with adult learners.
The program includes five learning modules:
Privacy: helps participants to protect their individual privacy and the privacy of others, develop their online identity and reputation, and manage personally identifiable information online.
Security: helps participants to manage the security of their devices, applications, and passwords, use security check-up features to keep online accounts secure, and know how to recognize and take action against compromised accounts.
Avoiding Scams: helps participants to identify common types of scams, understand the risks of sharing personally identifiable information online, and know how to safely report a scam.
Media Literacy: helps participants to identify and make judgements about the credibility of digital sources, understand the connection between media literacy and online identity and reputation, and understand how to counteract misinformation.
Digital Citizenship and Healthy Relationships: helps participants to identify and make judgements about the credibility of digital sources, understand the connection between media literacy and online identity and reputation, and understand how to counteract misinformation.
The My Digital World is designed to be delivered as a complete curriculum or as standalone modules in both virtual and in-person learning environments.
Each module has three key lessons. The lessons in each module help attendees learn skills for a positive and safe experience when interacting with others in online communities. Each lesson is fully scripted and provides guidance about how to modify activities and content for regional contexts and facilitators’ and participants’ needs. Each lesson also includes links to additional resources, one or more activities to facilitate discussion and learning, and questions that check for understanding (e.g., multiple choice, true-false statements).
The lessons can be used to create asynchronous virtual learning experiences through an interactive learning platform or as a script for synchronous learning experiences (either in-person or virtual).
The following guide should be reviewed carefully prior to implementing the curriculum. It provides recommendations for getting started, understanding module and lesson structure, and key considerations for successful facilitation. The guide also provides an overview of each learning module to highlight main ideas for the facilitator, including a description, learning objectives, lesson topics, and key terms.
Thank you for facilitating My Digital World and helping adults in your community to be responsible and safe digital citizens.
Global Head of Safety, Meta