In October 2017, the DQ Institute worked together with Fundación Ceibal, a research centre focussed on understanding the use of digital technologies and creating better learning opportunities, and Plan Ceibal, a digital inclusion programme that works to integrate digital technology in education, to bring #DQEveryChild to Uruguay. With limited time to take part in the 2017 DQ World programme, Fundación Ceibal and Plan Ceibal offered schools the opportunity to prepare for the 2018 programme by getting a head start in understanding their students’ current levels of digital intelligence through the 2017 DQ Study.
Cristóbol Cobo and his team at Fundación Ceibal with the support of Plan Ceibal, translated the Study into Spanish and worked to send it out through their network of schools. Through their efforts, they were able to reach nearly 900 students across several local schools.
Schools that got over 100 student respondents will receive a DQ Screen Time Report that can function as a preliminary overview of their students’ digital use habits and current levels of cyber-risk exposure. In turn, schools can use this knowledge to build and develop their own pedagogies for digital citizenship education that complement the DQ World programme.
In the year ahead, the DQ Institute and Fundación Ceibal will be further collaborating to bring #DQEveryChild and its benefits to more schools and children in Uruguay.