Digital Citizenship

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Top Digital Threats for 2015

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security has released a report about the top 15 cyber threats (threats to technology, such as with malware). Kids may not need to know or understand all the details about the threats, but we can help them understand some general principles about how to avoid them. See,…

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Star Wars, meet Digital Citizenship

A creative middle school teacher is leveraging the energy around Star Wars to get her kids thinking about how to be smart with digital tools. (And kudos to her for her care with copyrights. What Star Wars lines would you add to the list? Extra challenge: What positives could be added to the list? Digital…

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Pieces of the #EdTech (or #TechEd) puzzle

We recently signed up to be part of the ISTE community, and as part of our membership, we receive entrsekt, a journal about “Where learning, technology and community meet.” In the January 2016 issue of entrsekt, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; the combination of article topics shows how leveraging the…

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