It is incredible how technology is continuously evolving at an unimaginable pace, and how not only we, as adults are able to follow this evolution, but also our children. With this evolution, there are opportunities and risks which young people are not ready to deal with.
EARJ students use the internet and mobile technology to explore, connect, share, collaborate and learn every single day of our academic year. While this is something wonderful, using all this technology can create some ethical issues such as cyberbullying, misinformation, and health issues related to media balance and social-emotional wellbeing.
From February 8th-12th, EARJ celebrates the Digital Citizenship Week, where students will have a full week of activities with resources that teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media literacy.
EARJ is committed to teaching our students how to be digital learners, leaders, and citizens, as we believe that digital citizenship skills have become essential for them, especially over the past year. We firmly believe that with the right support, our students can structure their digital lives, engage with real issues, and help change our community for better.
I would also like to take the time to congratulate our faculty and staff for making the Digital Citizenship Week possible, embracing it as an important part of their student’s education, and for preparing them on using technology safely and responsibly, providing them with lifelong habits to help our students succeed in a tech-driven world.
Carlos Eduardo Pinho
Director of Educational Technology