Digital Citizenship Meeting
A.B. Daley Community School recently hosted a digital citizenship presentation to explore what digital citizenship is and how it can help parents build skills at home with their children.
The guest speaker on Jan. 25 for the evening talk on digital citizenship was Chad Kuzyk, the director of learning and innovation for the Livingstone Range School Division.
“Digital citizenship is a concept which helps teacher, technology leaders and parents to understand what students, children and technology users should know about using technology appropriately,” Kuzyk’s presentation said. “Digital citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students and technology users for a society that is filled with technology.”
Kuzyk broke down digital citizenship into nine different themes: digital access; digital commerce, which included cyber bullying and the selling of goods; digital communication; digital literacy; digital etiquette; digital law; digital rights and responsibilities; digital health and wellness; and digital security, which deals with self-protection.
The presentation was more directed at parents who were just getting in to teaching their kids about the internet and other pieces of technology that young people will use on a daily basis.
“I would say that we saw about 15 parents come out to see the presentation,” said Audrey Kluin, principal at A.B. Daley.
The school council is supportive with offering these opportunities and presentations to the school community, Kluin said.
“It was a good presentation and I believe these types of things are very informative and beneficial to the community,” she said.
For more information on the digital citizenship presentations and other future presentations and workshops coming to A.B. Daley, contact the school at 403-646-3161.
Article by Steve Sucha, Multimedia Reporter