How can young people use social media as a force for good?
Digital Citizenship is a highly interactive learning experience that shows the power of a strong collective response to divisive social conflict. Drawing on real world case studies from Twitter and the United Nations, the experience is delivered in-school by highly skilled High Resolves educators and is designed to achieve cognitive, affective and behavioural outcomes.
Through the experience students will:
- Understand how the internet and social media can be used to awaken and mobilise public opinion towards positive social change
- Feel confident that they can resist any divisive or hateful messages with a stronger, positive, collective response
- Adopt and adhere to a personal code of conduct when using internet and social media
Signature Activity: Tipping Point
Using detailed content from Twitter and UN Women, students explore the genesis and aftermath of the #HeForShe online movement in order to understand the role they need to play in creating a positive collective response to a social justice issue on a global scale.
At a Glance
Recommended Year Levels: Years 7 - 8
- 2 - 2.5 hour workshop for each group of up to 80 students
- Teacher resource pack: Unifying Meme
- Teacher professional development workshop
Development of the Digital Citizenship program was achieved with grant funding support from the auDA Foundation