Digital Responsibility (2016-17)

How might we support a culture of digital responsibility among students and adults?

Project Overview

We will continue to develop and expand a K-12 social media/digital responsibility curriculum that meets the following goals:

  • to inspire ongoing discussions about social media use and decision making,
  • to increase digital literacy, to create a common understanding of appropriate digital behaviors,
  • and to help students to leave a positive digital footprint.

This program will incorporate a series of student-led activities including, but not limited to, developing community a contract or set of community norms for online behavior, digital responsibility activities, and conversations led by Upper School students to education their peers and younger students. Finally, the program will include communication(s) to provide information for parents about how to help their children use social media and the Internet.


Fellows

Jenny Heath
Dean, Grade 11; English Teacher, Upper School

Jason Leath
Upper School Computer Science Teacher

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