Digital Citizenship Summit 2017- expand positive digital citizenship
Last week, we were delighted to join hundreds of influencers for the third annual Digital Citizenship Summit at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, UT. The Digital Citizenship Summit is committed to promoting positive digital citizenship while changing the conversations and culture around kids and technology. It provides an opportunity to address the positive ways to address social media and technology use as a community. The theme this year was EXPAND.
EXPAND the conversation around kids and technology.
EXPAND your network.
EXPAND our shared impact toward a more positive digital citizenship culture.
The main vision from the Digital Citizenship Summit is changing conversations and culture around kids and technology to include more positives. We want to end up with a movement where youth and adults work together to #UseTech4Good.
Teaching Positive Digital Citizenship
We have put together a few ideas on how teachers and parents can expand the knowledge of positive technology with their children when teaching digital citizenship:
- EXPAND THE CONVERSATION: Before your children even start using a device, talk about positive digital citizenship and continue these conversations about the good they can be part of, after they receive their technology.
- EXPAND YOUR NETWORK: When teaching digital citizenship, help your children to recognize the importance of communicating positivity to their wider community and the world. They have the power to be a beacon of positive change with the words they publish.
- EXPAND OUR SHARED IMPACT: Remember to share with young people the impact they can make upon others by connecting with them in positive, uplifting ways to create a more positive digital citizenship culture. When teaching digital citizenship, it is also important to make them aware of the negative aspects of some people/content they may encounter online and provide them with realistic strategies they can use to protect themselves.
Communication is key, so keep these conversations open to encourage children to share with you the good they create, while being there to offer advice if they are concerned.
Children spend many hours online – let’s be a shining light to make those hours mean something and work for the better good of everyone. Everything that is posted is permanent – let us all remember to post the positive and not ruin future lives by leaving a negative to be retrieved at a later date! Let us live for a future where young people have an educated mindset to use technology for the good and promote positive digital citizenship! #usetech4good
Find out how Impero Education Pro can help to promote positive digital citizenship at your school or district here . Why not also download our whitepaper “Prevention Science: A Framework for Positive Citizenship” for free here? This latest whitepaper takes an in-depth look at how the principles of prevention science can be used to promote positive digital citizenship among young people.