Common Sense Media has launched Digital Bytes, a tool that teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart, safe choices online.
Using the Digital Bytes website, teens choose a topic, or "Byte," that resonates with their interests. They learn from the experiences of others who've encountered digital dilemmas that raise questions such as:
- Why does cyberbullying happen, and how can you stand up for yourself and others?
- When is it OK to copy something from the Internet?
- How can the Internet help you launch a new project or bring a community together?
- Why should you care if websites track what you do online?
Teens then express their ideas for how they'd respond to these questions by creating multimedia projects, presentations, and videos that showcase their authentic voices and talents.
To learn more, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-bytes.