30 Inspiring Digital Citizens: Youth Doing Good Online
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. #UseTech4Good
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.
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Because of an App
She speaks English. He speaks Spanish. 10-year-old classmates became friends after she used an app to write him a letter.
Bringing a community together
10-year old, Curran, encourages all kids to get online and make a positive difference in your community and in the world.
#DigCit Day at McNick
9 year-old, Olivia, advocates for books and using social media to promote student voice and audience. She is a voice for kids online.
“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.
184 Days of Learning
Youth Visit Seniors
Students Bond with “Eagle Eyes”
Jordan High uses technology to bond with classmates who cannot verbally communicate.
Cyber-Seniors classes pair youth with seniors so the youth can mentor the senior in digital literacy.
Day of Happiness
Teens Can Make a Difference
Are Millennials using technology for good?
“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.”
Author of My Story
DUDE. be nice
A platform to inspire young people to build a positive community by recognizing someone in a creative way.
iConstitution by Students
5th Grade Class Blog
Lesson Plan for Kids
Talk to your kids about using Technology for Good. Educate and Empower Kids gives you this great guide.
“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.”
Social Media Education
The Stang Station
C-SPAN hosts an annual national video documentary competition for grades 6-12.
DELIBERATE DIGITAL KIDS
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