Yahoo! and Technology for Learning Partnership Host Annual Online Safety Summit for Educational Leaders
Experts Will Address Students’ Digital Reputations and Mobile Safety as More Internet Gadgets Come Into the Home During the Holiday Season
— Today Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Technology for Learning Partnership are hosting the third annual CyberCitizenship Summit, bringing together K – 12 school leaders from across California, to discuss the leading online and mobile safety issues that kids face today: digital reputation and cyberbullying. Educators will hear from nationally known child safety experts and local law enforcement leaders and receive a toolkit for how to coach youth about protecting and managing their online personas.
“The nature of the online and mobile environments is rapidly changing,” said Catherine Teitelbaum, policy director for child safety at Yahoo!, “and so are the challenges for teachers and parents — from staying safe on mobile phones to digital reputation management to cyberbullying. Teachers and other participants will come away with real and practical information to help them understand the online environments in which their students live.”
Corey Gin, director for Technology for Learning Partnership said, “The focus at this year’s annual summit is important for helping our educational leaders understand the active role they can take to protect and guide our students in the digital world. Working in school teams and providing hands-on opportunities to discuss these issues is a critical step toward addressing the needs of our 21st-century learners.”
More than 180 educators will attend the event and receive training about online reputation management as well as advice on how to improve digital literacy initiatives. The following national child safety experts are presenting:
Anne Collier, ConnectSafely;
Marsali Hancock, iKeepSafe Internet Safety Coalition;
Larry Magid, ConnectSafely;
Diana Paradise, Technology for Learning Partnership;
Catherine Teitelbaum, Yahoo!;
Glen Warren, Orange County Office of Education.
Yahoo! has been a longtime industry leader in helping provide families the tools they need to create a safe online experience. The company provides child-friendly content, such as Yahoo! Kids, a site that features human-reviewed search results for children. It has a dedicated compliance team that partners with law enforcement and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) on enforcement, training, education, and awareness. It leads child safety training for middle-school children in local Sunnyvale schools. Additionally, safely.yahoo.com is a site dedicated to tips and information about cyberbullying as well as advice from experts for parents, teachers, and children.
About Technology for Learning Partnership
Technology for Learning Partnership is a four-county regional organization headquartered at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, in the city of San Jose, and funded through the California Department of Education (CDE) under the statewide organization called California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP). Technology for Learning Partnership’s mission is to assist educators in the integration of teaching, learning, and technology through regional leadership in staff development, resource information, and communication. The website (http://tflpartnership.org) provides educators with resources and support to integrate technology at all levels. Technology for Learning Partnership (formerly CTAP Region 5) serves Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties.
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