When I was first asked to speak with G12 students about Internet Safety and Security, I’ll admit I died a little inside. One thing I knew for sure was that G12s wouldn’t want to be lectured about “Digital Citizenship” from a teacher who would probably point out that some students got kicked out of Harvard for something they posted on Facebook!
I had to think different.
The reality is that there are lots of positives and negatives about the ways people choose to use technology, and we want to ensure students (and teachers) are aware of how they can get the best out of it. Awareness of the risks and rewards. Essentially, I’m talking about Digital Wellness.
I used Keynote and iPad with Apple Pencil to create my presentation, and followed up with a set of resources shared via Padlet. The video and Padlet are below. I hope you find them useful!