Students praising students on Instagram and Facebook

Every student has a chance to make a difference digitally (meaning on instagram, facebook, etc.). This can be through simple, kind comments on someone’s post or through more elaborate projects to make the internet more positive. Kids have an innate desire to help and uplift others. Yesterday, I was raking the leaves in my front yard…

Read More

A digital adventure with a curious 10-year-old

At EPIK Deliberate Digital, we look for opportunities to spotlight people who are deliberately involving youth in creating a culture that fosters positive digital citizenship. We were thrilled to interview Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Digital Citizenship Institute, about her son, Curran, and about a new organization called DigCitKids. Watch for a guest…

Read More

What’s the big deal about Digital Citizenship?

I keep hearing about Digital Citizenship! What is the big deal and why should I pay any attention to it? One of my biggest goals as a parent is for my child to become a nice, thoughtful human being. Forty years ago, that would involve teaching them good character habits. We would strive to be a good example,…

Read More

Seniors get connected! *Youth visit Senior Center*

The divide between digital natives today and seniors who grew up without technology has only grown as technology continues to advance. Connecting Seniors A group of inspiring teens at Magna Library decided to use their digital literacy skills to help close this digital divide. This group of students found a mutual love for technology when they met through the QSA (Queer Straight…

Read More

Cyber-Seniors Student Project

Cyber-Seniors classes pair youth with seniors so the youth can mentor the senior in digital literacy. These classes have been launched for the first time in Utah in Salt Lake City High Rise Center and the Provo Housing Authority and have great success thus far in creating meaningful experiences for youth and seniors. “Youth make…

Read More

Student Projects to Combat Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is using technological means to intimidate, spread rumors/slander, harass, threaten, or otherwise use digital media to abuse someone mentally, emotionally, or verbally. Cyberbullying has the potential to cause intense harm to others because it can happen anytime, be carried around with a person anywhere, and spread quickly in ways that can never be undone.…

Read More

DigCit Events Coming Up

Some events coming up – we just want to keep our readers in the loop! HACKATHON There is a hackathon this September! Details will be forthcoming. DIGITAL INCLUSION UNCONFERENCE The Digital Inclusion Unconference will be happening soon! This is hosted by SLC and Google Fiber! An unconference is a new way to gather people and…

Read More

Washington state models new legislation after Utah's HB213

Media Literacy Now is a national nonprofit with a mission educate about media literacy and, more specifically, to collaborate with state partners to highlight and advance legislative action supporting media literacy and digital citizenship. In a newsletter ,Media Literacy Now reported that this week, legislation passed the Washington state Senate 48-0 that puts more focus…

Read More