Use Technology for Good Is technology good or bad? We vote that it is neither. Yet, how we treat technology and what we do with it can be good or bad. Read here about Digital Citizenship and how to use technology for good. Just as good citizenship is more than not breaking the law, digital citizenship is more…

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Is it C.R.A.P? Teach your students how to critically analyze what they are reading online. They won’t be able to read anything, ever again, without thinking about the CRAP test.  “C.R.A.P. That’s what kids see on the board on the first day of their Cyber Civics “Media Literacy for Positive Participation” course. It gets their attention.…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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