She is the co-founder of Cyber Wise, a site for busy grownups to help kids use technology safely. Shas also the creator of Cyber Civics, the middle school digital literacy program that is actively taught today in schools globally and across 47 us states.
Today, one in three children will use phones before they learn how to talk. On average, our attention span is less than that of a goldfish. Some research tells us that a brain on games looks similar to a brain on drugs. There are dangerous privacy issues and serious safety traps that our kids are being exposed to online. Diana’s Cyber Civics curriculum is education that reflects the true realities of what kids may encounter online.
It teaches kids how to safely connect and collaborate with technology. And unlike most, she is the teacher who encourages students to talk about their phone. Diana has a degree in communication studies from UCLA and a master’s degree in media psychology and social change from fielding graduate university in California. Helping out faculty, she also teaches media psychology to graduate students and has had her work published in the journal of media literacy education. Her Cyber Civics program has been recognized as an innovation in education by project tomorrow and the OC Tech Alliance. She was honoured with the 2017 media literacy teacher, award from the national association of media literacy education. Diana resides with her family in southern California, and she can often be found on her mountain bike via her favourite app Strava.
Resources & Links
CyberWise, a site for busy parents
Cyber Civics, digital literacy program
https://www.cybercivics.com. And then the book is all over, it’s on Amazon and it’s Raising Humans In A Digital World.
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