Engaging Families in Digital Citizenship Conversations

Our increased use of technology in all aspects of education has teachers, parents, and administrators alike prioritizing questions that typically fall under the umbrella of “digital citizenship.” Whether we are concerned about screen time, peer to peer interactions, student privacy, or Zoom fatigue, there are no cut and dry answers for navigating our current tech-rich learning environment. The best we can do is partner with our students and their families to have open, honest conversations about what is and is not working and provide parents with resources and support to help them make the best decisions for their own children. This session will give you tools and strategies for opening communication with and among families.

Learning Objectives

By attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize that each family has a unique set of values and circumstances that play a part in their home technology use.
  2. Help families identify how their value sets translate into digital spaces.
  3. Recommend resources to families that empower, rather than dictate, their digital decision making.
January 14 @ 14:00
2:00 pm — 2:50 pm (50′)

Dr. Kristen Mattson