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The Best Internet Filter is Between a Child’s Ears

What happens in classrooms is only a fraction of a child’s learning. Educators, professional media producers, and internet safety advocates all play a role in how children learn to be consumers, creators, and critical thinkers when on the internet. We will consider how they search and play, and what they see, make, and share online. Children’s identities encompass both digital and “real” worlds. Let’s look at all the ways children learn about the digital world and how we can help.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how PBS creates videos, characters, and messages that help teach children to navigate the online world.
  2. Attendees will identify ways to empower parents to help children learn to question everything without losing their positive outlook on life.
  3. Educators will bet inspired to teach students how to create their own media and therefore become better critical consumers.

Speakers

Organizer

Kerry Gallagher, Dir of K12 Education, ConnectSafely.org


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