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An introduction to digital citizenship


02/11/2018 09:30






About this event

This event has unfortunately been postponed. To register interest in attending future workshops, please email 

Today's children and young people are growing up online. The broad concept of 'digital citizenship' recognises a desire to support young people's development into ethical, critical, responsible and engaged online citizens. It encompasses elements such as ethics, hate speech, participation, fake news, privacy, self-image and online persona.

This seminar will explore the concept of digital citizenship and the key elements and challenges involved, touching on a range of relevant teaching materials and resources.

Key learning:

  • Consider the concept of digital citizenship
  • Understand key elements and challenges for the digital citizen
  • Build awareness of sources of relevant classroom teaching materials and resources.

Who should attend

This training event is tailored for professionals working with children and young people.

Facilitator bio

Jess McBeath is a consultant and trainer specialising in online safety and digital citizenship within a Scottish context. She works with organisations that deliver services to children and young people to improve their knowledge, skills, policy and practice around online safety.

Jess is an Online Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador and Digital Schools Awards Validator. Her career spans the public, private and voluntary sectors and she has a degree in Linguistics & Artificial Intelligence as well as an MBA.

Jess has been awarded the NSPCC Childhood Champion Award as Schools Volunteer for Scotland 2018.

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