Technology has changed the dynamics of families, schools and communities. The introduction to children, often at a very young age, does provide opportunities that their parents did not have, but issues they also do not understand. As producers of information, as opposed to being just consumers of it, children have a greater responsibility to themselves and others. In this keynote Dr. Ribble will discuss how can we can help students to balance the positive aspects of technology while protecting them from the potential issues and teaching the values in a society that is ever increasingly dependent on technology.
Dr. Ribble is the author of Digital Citizenship in Schools: Nine Elements All Students Should Know (3rd ed) and https://www.amazon.ca/Raising-Digital-Child-Citizenship-Handbook/dp/1564842509 and is currently working as the Director of Technology in his school district in Kansas.