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“Did you see their Insta?” – Making Digital Natives into Digital Citizens.

September 15 (Online)
12:20 pm - 1:10 pm CT
Room: Online
Digital Citizenship
Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

Gen Z and Generation Alpha are more online than any previous generation and present new and unique challenges to navigating the digital world. As digital natives, these young people are often in the vanguard of new technologies, trends, and ways to share… but are these digital natives digital citizens?

Join our session to learn about EVERFI’s no-cost programs that provide resources to help you and your students gain the skills they need to safely and confidently navigate the digital world. Educators will gain access to a resource that encourages students to take practical steps to protect their own privacy and safety online, while also teaching them how to evaluate content for accuracy, perspective, and motive. The program acknowledges the benefits of a digital community and resources, while teaching learners to successfully navigate pitfalls inherent in the digital space. Educators that attend will receive access to the no-cost digital resource and learn best practices on implementation.

Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan Barnes
Implementation Specialist - Illinois, EVERFI

Jonathan is a native Ohioan and graduate of The Ohio State University. Prior to working at EVERFI, Jonathan was a museum professional specializing in STEM education, educator training and development, and engaging curriculum development. Jonathan is passionate about giving educators the support they need to keep their students engaged, excited, and eager to learn and grow. He is an award-winning speaker and writer and lives on the South Side of Chicago with his wife, son, and Border Collie.