Digital Citizenship & Online Safety Introduction (3-12)
With all the mass connectivity, devices and vast communication related technology, kids are subject to navigating the unrelenting online world with little regard to for their own safety. Our kids today, are utilizing the advances of technology without truly understanding the aspects around being a good digital citizens, Netiquette and being safe. Each day children are being exposed to inappropriate material, subject to online predators and even bullying/cyber bullying. During this presentation, students will learn: tools to recognize and address these issues in an age appropriate manner. Subject is tailored to fit grades 3-12.
- What is a ‘digital citizen’?
- The Nine foundations of Digital Citizenship
- Connectivity, devices and the internet
- Permanence of data& the digital footprint
- Internet & privacy
- Posting information safely
- Taking a pledge to be a good digital citizen
- How is being a citizen of the internet the same/different than my home town?
- What are the implications of digital citizenship in today’s world?
- Understand that computers can be used to visit far-away places and learn new things.
- Understand that staying safe online is similar to staying safe in the real world.
- Describe how to travel safely on the Internet.
Internet and Technology Safety: A Roadmap to Protecting Students (3-12)
Students receive a much milder presentation of the points listed above. Care is taken not to provide “suggestions” to the student attendee. Rather, the focus is on awareness to the dangers that exist online, exercising responsible online behavior. Students are presented with appropriate options and responses if they or their peers are in crisis. In this program an emphasis is placed on bullying actions and consequences. The following three roles will be addressed in the program:
- The Bully: The program will cover what constitutes bullying and the consequences to these actions.
- The Victim: Coping skills will be discussed and methods for getting help will be presented.
- The Bystander: The student will learn techniques for passively or actively intervening when witnessing
Presentations can be customized to any age group.
Internet Safety & Social Media Awareness (5-8)
- Connectivity and Devices
- Digital Footprints
- Structure of The Internet – What Makes It Dangerous
- Strangers On-Line & Posting Others Information
- Social Media Awareness and what you need to know!
- Stalking/Invasion of Privacy
- Nothing Truly Gets Deleted
- Digital Etiquette/Inappropriate Content
- Bullying and Cyberbullying
Pre-Prom / Graduation Presentation (11-12)
The end of the school year is extremely festive for students, particularly those in their Junior and Senior year. It is around this time that most schools provide presentations to the students regarding drug and alcohol usage. Additionally, many schools offer a similar presentation to parent which adds a component of the liabilities parents face by providing alcohol to underage students. During this presentation, students and parents learn the dangers and potential illegalities of posting information online. Attendees will learn the following:
- The dangers of listing the address of a post-prom shore houses on Facebook and other social media
- The dangers and illegalities of taking pictures of an unsuspecting or unwitting persons (sleeping or incapacitated)
- The fallout for posting compromising pictures themselves in future job searches or college applications
- Many more of the dangers and issues surrounding technology and irresponsible postings
Tormented – A Story of Survival: Bullying Prevention (9-12)
A very powerful and moving program from the perspective of a social worker and author who endured years of bullying as an adolescent and teenager.
Coming Out 101 (9-12)
What does it mean when someone comes out of the closet? What is that experience like for many LGBTQ people? Learn about coming out identity models and participate in discussions and activities that will provide insight to the coming out process so that you can better support LGBTQ people.
Sex vs. Gender vs. Sexuality (9-12)
Sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are separate identities that are oftentimes misunderstood and confusing to folks. In this workshop, we will start to dispel the stereotypes associated with with sex, gender, and sexuality and gain greater insight to these identities through individual mapping. Sex, gender, and sexuality terminology are also covered in this interactive session.
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