What is ProjectEVOLVE?

ProjectEVOLVE resources each of the 330 statements from UK Council for Internet Safety's (UKCIS) framework “Education for a Connected World” with perspectives; research; activities; outcomes; supporting resources and professional development materials. 

This vast library of content is managed by an innovative new engine, designed by the brilliant SWGfL Webteam, that not only makes navigating the content intuitive but allows users to personalise the content they collate. 

Just need a research summary on a topic? What about a lesson plan with stimulus questions? How about activities for pupils and students? Professional development materials for your staff at the press of a button or screen tap. It has been designed with customisation and flexibility at its heart.

The vibrant new content has been written by a team of experts here at the UK Safer Internet Centre. It’s up to date; relevant and engaging and moves online life education into the third decade of the 21st century.

Introducing ProjectEVOLVE

Watch our short introductory video on how projectEVOLVE can help you.

Why ProjectEVOLVE?

ProjectEVOLVE might not seem an exciting title for a toolkit but it does reflect the philosophy behind the project; we wanted to “evolve” the online safety messages that children and young people were being taught into something more appropriate; more meaningful; that encouraged reflection; that generated positive outcomes. It was that guiding principle that shaped the vast library of resources at the heart of the project.

We didn’t want activities where young people were told what or what not to do. We wanted to provide the right opportunity for discussion; prompted by appropriate questions accompanied by honest and useful information to shape thinking and challenge misconceptions. And to wrap all of that into a toolkit where it was easy to find what you needed to achieve it. No mean task.

Using ProjectEVOLVE

The toolkit is based on UKCIS framework “Education for a Connected World” (EFACW) that covers knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes across eight strands of our online lives from early years right through to eighteen. These outcomes or competencies are mapped to age and progressive. The statements guide educators as to the areas they should be discussing with children as they develop their use of online technology.

On its own EFACW is a useful guide but also a challenge if you have to turn those statements into a learning opportunity. That’s where ProjectEVOLVE comes in; it’s the perfect way not only to navigate the framework but resources every single one of the 350 plus statements. 

You can search by:

  • Keyword
  • Strand
  • Key Stage
  • Age
  • Theme

Or just dive into the resources and filter out what you need. 

What about the current SWGfL Digital Literacy site?

We will continue to run www.digital-literacy.org.uk until September 2020 when it will be decommissioned and archived.

Any resources from this site that you feel you would like to keep, then download and save them before then.