With students being exposed to technology and cyber learning at a very young age, the risk of cyberbullying, leaving digital footprints, and inappropriate social media netiquette are becoming important topics to discuss and prepare K-12 students to be digital citizens.
To increase cyber safety knowledge and skills among middle school students, teachers, and technology facilitators, and create cyber safety awareness among parents of middle school students.
- Develop 5 elearning modules on cyber safety topics (cyber bullying, digital footprints, digital identity, digital privacy and digital Netiquette) to communicate the importance of digital citizenship to the students.
- Design and Deliver an online course on digital citizenship to 20 technology facilitators and 30 middle school teachers.
- Apply the train-the-trainer model by which the technology facilitators will train the teachers in their schools and classroom teachers train the students after the summer course on digital citizenship.
- Pilot the cyber safety elearning modules with 200 middle school students in three different school districts and a charter school and
- Students create videos on cyber safety and disseminate the videos created to their parents and to a larger audience through social media.
This project has been funded by the National Science Foundation, SAT-C Award Number: #1723746 https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1723746&HistoricalAwards=false