Diana Graber is the co-founder of Cyber Wise – a site for busy grownups to help instill internet safety for kids. She also created Cyber Civics – a digital literacy program that is actively taught in schools globally and across the U.S.
Today, one in three children will use phones before they learn how to talk. 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 constantly being exposed to online. Diana’s Cyber Civics curriculum is education that reflects the true realities of what kids may encounter online. Furthermore, she believed that there was something missing in the curriculum, and should include internet safety for kids. Diana’s curriculum teaches kids how to safely connect and collaborate with technology, all while being safe online. Diana encourages students to talk about their phones, unlike most educators.
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. Organizations like Project Tomorrow and the OC Tech Alliance have recognized Diana’s Cyber Civic’s program as an innovation in education. 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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