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Year level 7-8 Parents Mobile phones Economics and business

Launch digiactivity

(Year 7-8) Students learn about advertising and how to protect their personal information.

Students are given the option to subscribe to apps 'FriendSpy' and 'WhereRU' and to enter a 'CruzeShoes' competition. If students decide to subscribe, their personal data is given to advertisers who send spam SMS. 

This digiactivity can be used by individual students or in pairs on computers or tablets.

Curriculum alignment

Year 7

Learning area: Economics and Business

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • The ways consumers and producers interact and respond to each other in the market (ACHEK017)

Strand: Economics and Business Skills

  • Sub-strand: Economic reasoning, decision-making and application
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES025)

Year 8

Learning area: Economics and Business

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • The rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses in Australia in terms of financial and economic decision-making (ACHEK029)
  • Types of businesses and the ways that businesses respond to opportunities in Australia (ACHEK030)

Strand: Economics and Business Skills

  • Sub-strand: Economic reasoning, decision-making and application
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES036)

General capabilities

Level 5: Typically, by the end of Year 8, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view subject-specific texts with some challenging features and a range of graphic representations
    • use wide knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose texts, using creative adaptations of text structures and conventions for citing others
  • ICT:
    • independently apply strategies for determining the appropriate type of digital information suited to the location of storage and adequate security for online environments
    • identify and value the rights to identity, privacy and emotional safety for themselves and others when using ICT and apply generally accepted social protocols when using ICT to collaborate with local and global communities
    • explain the benefits and risks of the use of ICT for particular people in work and home environments
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • predict possibilities, and identify and test consequences when seeking solutions and putting ideas into action