General Digital Competence Enabling Digital Competence Care Specific Digital Competence
Information Communication Content Creation Safety
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4


Competence domain A General digital competence
Competence area 4 Safety
Competence title 4.4 Protecting the environment
Competence description   Being aware of the impact of ICT on the environment; observing principles of efficiency and
Application level User Guide/mentor
  He/She is able to:
Knowledge examples

- determine appropriate and safe digital means
- compare efficiency and cost-effectiveness of various ICTs
- understand the environmental impact of ICTs and other
electronic devices

- take into account economic possibilities of care recipients or
their families as regards use of ICTs
- explain to care recipients the principles of cost-efficiency and
time-efficiency related to digital technologies
- advise care recipients on environmental aspects of ICTs

Skills examples

- use digital equipment cost-efficiently and time-efficiently
- make good purchasing decisions (e.g. about buying devices or
internet services)
- recycle ICTs and their parts where possible

- mediate the User skills to care recipients
- support care recipients in adopting the User skills
Attitudes examples - recognise environmental and economical issues related to the
use of digital technology