Students at this stage
In Years 9 and 10, students use digital technologies to source information and construct, engage in, and maintain social networks. Students increasingly engage in online and social networking spaces to understand identity and status, make sense of cultural cues, and negotiate public life. They learn about the importance of interpersonal relationships and the positive impact that relationships can have on wellbeing.
Students consider how human interaction with networked systems introduces complexities about access, security and the privacy of various types of data. They interrogate security practices and techniques used to compress data, and learn about the importance of separating content, presentation and behavioural elements to preserve and maintain data.
Students begin to understand why personal and workplace online identities differ. They investigate their own online identities and determine which would appeal to future employers.