We love to share insights from collaborative partners who are passionate about kids and technology. In an EPIK community meeting about digital citizenship, Shannon Babb from Utah County 4H STEM said something simple and profound — a concept that, in paraphrased form, we repeat often. Technology is a magnifier.  It’s true. Bad stuff exists in our world, and where…

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Editor’s note: This post was written by John L., who was one of the six youth who attended the DigCitUtah Positives Pilot Launch on November 10, 2015. The purpose of this meeting was to model the process of engaging youth in discussing and creating project ideas around the positive uses of technology. Tuesday night, I went to…

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“Not about them without them” is a phrase adapted from the field of collective impact — collaborative, cross-sector work that is at the heart of the purpose of DigCitUtah. This principle is based on the idea that real community change cannot happen when change agents simply do things to or even for people. We need to do…

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Exciting things are happening in Utah around the issue of digital citizenship. A collaborative effort on HB213 (a 2015 bill sponsored by Representative Keven Stratton) folded digital citizenship into the language of the law that outlines responsibilities of school community councils. (Councils consist of parents, the principal, and school employees who make proposals for academic…

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