Late 2017, the DQ Institute worked with Grupo Edutec to expand the #DQEveryChild movement in Ecuadorian schools. With limited time to take part in the 2017 DQ World Programme, Lucia Acurio and her team at Grupo Edutec worked to offer schools the opportunity to participate in the DQ Screen Time Study instead. The Study provides these schools with the necessary foundations for shaping their pedagogical approaches to digital citizenship education by first giving schools a preliminary review of their students’ current exposure to cyber-risks and their digital use habits.
Through their initiatives, more than 1,300 students were brought into the #DQEveryChild movement. Schools that had over 100 respondents will receive a DQ Screen Time Report, setting the groundwork for further collaborations with the Institute in 2018 for a wider implementation of the DQ World programme across Ecuador.