Oct 15, 2019 2019-10-15
A diverse group of technology, education, and media organizations has come together to launch the Digital Citizenship Commitment campaign (DigCitCommit) with the goal of redefining digital citizenship and reaching one million students by 2021. The campaign will engage teachers, allow for sharing of best practices, and provide educators with tools to teach a new definition of digital citizenship and wellbeing. Through the development and sharing of curated resources, the DigCitCommit campaign gives educators, online and at in-person events, a set of competencies teaching youth to be safe online and instilling in them a strong sense of digital literacy, civility, community, and engagement that fosters good in the world.
Plus: The Digital Citizenship Commitment campaign has launched a new #DigCitCommit challenge, calling on educators and students to share how they are using technology to lead communities with the five DigCitCommit competencies—inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert. Prizes will be awarded for the top submissions. More information can be found at digcitcommit.org/join-us.
Plus: The DigCitCommit coalition has announced the first Digital Citizenship Commitment Virtual Congress that will take place on February 11 and 12, 2020. The free virtual event will showcase educators and students who are demonstrating effective digital citizenship based on the five competencies—inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert. Programming and registration will launch in tandem with the coalition’s celebration of Digital Citizenship week, October 14–18, 2019.