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The Urgency of Digital Citizenship in the Time of Social Media, AI, & Evolving Technology

March 1, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. CST

In a world of quickly evolving communication tools, new social media channels, AI tools, virality, and downstream impact, suffice to say: Digital citizenship has never been more crucial than at this very moment. Teachers, administrators, and school community leaders must navigate legal, political, and ethical challenges. At the same time, they are tasked with providing the resources, information, and tools students and staff need to engage online safely and responsibly. 

Life-long educator and former school administrator Dr. Jill Johnson of Class Intercom hosts the Digital Citizenship Institute’s Dr. Marialice Curran for a timely look at the topic from multiple angles. With a tenured background in education and advanced graduate and doctoral studies in adolescent development, Dr. Curran’s expertise includes the development of an accredited national course for teachers. She has also served on a number of boards and leadership teams that help steer the national conversation, including for ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education).  

There’s perhaps no better place to root this discussion than in social media. In this webinar, we examine the importance of digital citizenship and digital literacy through the lenses of ethics, mental health, safety, and legalities. We land on concrete takeaways that help schools and districts define, teach, cultivate, and model digital citizenship in the classroom and beyond.

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Key Takeaways 

  1. A look at what it means to be a good digital citizen
  2. Tips for teaching digital citizenship and putting it into practice in meaningful ways
  3. The profound link between digital citizenship and student/staff safety and mental health
  4. Tips for reaching and empowering students/staff in positive and effective ways