30+ Inspiring kids teach the world how to be good digital citizens
Check out these examples of kids taking charge to be awesome digital citizens and digital leaders. Then, go and figure out what you can do in your own sphere to influence the world, or even just one other person, for good.
Let's start a ripple effect and take over the internet with kindness, positivity, and creativity. Let's be changemakers, together. #BeTheDigitalChange #DigCit #empathy #changemaker
Just as good citizenship is more than not breaking the law, digital citizenship is more than just avoiding harms online. Technology can enhance and magnify the ability of youth and adults to contribute to and serve in their families, schools, communities, and even in the world. Youth and adults can work together to consider and create more ideas around how technology can be used for good — to facilitate collaboration, creation, communication, and positive contributions to family and community.
"Millennials...exist in a time where everything is changing. Because of this we are responsible to help spread the messages. We are responsible to forge new paths. We are using social media, a tool that is so readily available to us, and that we understand so well.... We are using this to change the world.
- Male Student of Maine-Endwell Central School District (#PositivelySocial)
The Speaking Exchange Project connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes.
"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
- Steven Ballmer, American Businessman
The Born Friends Family Portrait - a unique friendship brought together by Skype.
"Through social media, grassroots movements... are promoted and used worldwide. Oftentimes, we see it as a person with a phone in their face. But, in my perspective, I think it's the sharing of learning, empathy, and love for one another. One touch of a button can connect one person to another that are on completely separate ends of the world."
- Female Student of Maine-Endwell Central School District (#PositivelySocial)