Children in a videocall, through a laptop

Integrating English language learning and digital literacy aims so we can develop students’ abilities to be critical and reflective users of digital technologies available and yet to come is crucial in these times of overwhelming amounts of resources and information in which remote and online learning teaching contexts have become commonplace. 

Rudd (2015, p. 25) asserts that digital literacy “includes the ability to understand how digital tools can be used meaningfully, and how they can be harnessed to solve problems and create opportunities that were not previously possible. Being digitally literate also means individuals can fully participate in democratic, economic and social processes in informed, safe and meaningful ways”. Actively working to develop these skills is necessary for our learners to thrive in our present educational landscape.

In order to foster this, we invited teachers to contribute lesson ideas in the form of either a full lesson plan or a stand-alone activity that addresses this subject in the context of the British Council Argentina 2023 ELT week.

This entry provides the lesson plan that was selected to be presented in this event. It was designed by teachers from the British Council Argentina Remote Teaching Centre Antonella D'Onofrio and Sofía Pavone. 

The lesson plan focuses on staying safe online and it targets students aged 9 to 12. Necessary material to implement it has been linked. This includes a video with hypothetical situations as a starting point for reflection about the subject as well as accompanying slides.


Rudd, T., 2015. Digital Literacy. Why schools and teachers need to take action. In Unlocking a world of potential. Core skills for learning, work and society. [Online] British Council, Pp. 24-28. Available from