Twitter to host Digital Citizenship Summit on 28th October

The Digital Citizenship Summit

The Digital Citizenship Summit is about safe, savvy and ethical social tech use. It is a unique hands-on conference that brings together ALL stakeholders involved with improving social media and tech use: students, educators, administrators, organisations, community leaders, and industry professionals. The event is focused on promoting positive and practical solutions, and allowing participants to be an active part of this important global conversation.

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On Friday 28th October, Twitter will host the Digital Citizenship Summit, a major gathering of organizations, industry, parenting experts, students, and more. The event will bring together new, well-known, and unexpected voices from a wide variety of backgrounds for a fast-paced and energetic mix of presentations, panels, videos, and awards. The day will be live-streamed to a large global audience, and seeks to broaden the appeal and accessibility to digital citizenship and media literacy.

‘Digital Citizenship’ has been defined by Dr. Mike Ribble as “the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use.” The summit will serve as the kick-off event for Media Literacy Week, which is being led by American organisation National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE). This follows the DigCitSummitUK event, held at Bournemouth University in January.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Digital Citizenship Summit and Twitter on this event,” says Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of NAMLE. “We are excited about bringing thought leaders in digital citizenship and media literacy together. There is so much to be done to ensure a media literate world, and exploring digital citizenship is a great way to get the conversation going.”

By bringing together a broad range of experts, organizations and interested parties, the Digital Citizenship Summit on October 28th will take a multi-stakeholder participatory approach to solving some of the vexing issues regarding social media and tech use. Partnering organizations include the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Common Sense Media, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), #iCANHELP, ConnectSafely, iKeepSafe, and Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families.

DigCit movement co-founder Marialice B.F.X. Curran said: “We are thrilled to have the involvement of so many prominent organizations. By collaborating on this event we can expose a wide audience with some incredible resources that can be used at home or in the classroom.”

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