#ICANHELP Announces Students to Be Recognized at #Digital4Good 2018
Can We Talk?
After receiving numerous submissions from across the country, #ICANHELP is thrilled to announce the students that will be recognized at the second annual #Digital4Good. Happening on Monday, September 17th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM PST at Google’s Community Space in San Francisco, CA.
As the Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), I spend my days (and a lot of nights too!) thinking about the impact media and technology have on our world. NAMLE defines media literacy as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication. In today’s digital world, media literacy education is essential. Over the last ten years, I have done countless talks with parent groups and students where I use the concept of digital citizenship to introduce the importance of media literacy. For many schools, digital citizenship tends to be a good entry point to broader conversations about media, technology and kids.
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(San Francisco, CA – March 12, 2018) – On Monday, September 17, 2018, #ICANHELP will host the second annual #Digital4Good event in San Francisco, CA and it will be live streamed to a global audience. #Digital4Good will be a major gathering of highly-engaged students, industry, and educators that are focused on empowering positive tech and media use--digital for good. This exciting event will celebrate student voice and digital leadership, featuring a fast-paced mix of presentations, panels, videos, and the first ever #Digital4Good awards. Unlike typical youth recognition, the #Digital4Good awards are nominated by students for students.
Tackling Bullying in Online Gaming
Every social network has the ability to teach and spread digital citizenship to its users. How a company manages its community guidelines will determine if the impact it has on digital citizenship is positive or negative.
Start #ICANHELP at Your School
Bullying is a big issue facing the world today, so I decided to take a look into how I can help and make a difference in my community based on what my community interests are. That's when I started non-profit Diverse Gaming Coalition to take a stand.
Starting #ICANHELP at your school is easier than you think. While school assemblies are a great way to kick off #ICANHELP and make a change in your school’s online behavior, you can start with something as simple as an event. Here are a few to help get you started on spreading kindness at your school.
#ICANHELP is excited to announce the launch of our new website. As we continue to grow and meet the needs of the schools that we work with, an interactive and resource filled website is exactly what we need to continue serving schools and youth groups.