Perham, MN: #ICANHELP is set to deliver a powerful presentation on the importance of digital safety to more than 1200 students at Perham-Dent Public Schools. The presentation will highlight how students and adults can maintain a positive digital footprint and be a Digital First Responder in order to navigate around a digital world and provide a curriculum in which these students will spread the message.
#ICANHELP is a non-profit corporation that educates on the proper use of social media, empowers students to deal with conflict, negativity, and harassment online. The #ICANHELP is a way to improve the culture and collaboration amongst all in the school district. It will also instruct students and adults on how to “We don’t usually think of it, but just like the way negativity can spread, people can be swayed or encouraged when the majority are doing ‘good’ online. Students just need to be shown how to respond to the negativity. We need to empower our future generation to take action against all the issues that are arising with technology,” says co-founder Kim Karr. “Through #ICANHELP students are learning that kindness is saving lives and it doesn’t have to be anything big- a simple smile or a nice post-it note on a locker might be all it takes.”
Perham-Dent Public Schools will be hosting an #ICANHELP event for students on Monday, Oct. 10. The presentation will be broken up into two groups with students in third through sixth grade taking part in an hour long presentation from 9:50 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. Students in seventh through 12th grade will participate in the presentation from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The community event will be held at 7 p.m. at Perham High School.
For more information on #ICANHELP, visit http://www.icanhelp.net.
Students are empowered stakeholders and we need their help in this new digital world. Co-founder Kim Karr explains that, “#ICANHELP has worked with over four hundred and fifty thousand students to be the digital change they want to see.” This student-led approach to solving some of the complicated issues and social problems with tech use – seeing students as part of the solution not the problem. It aims to raise awareness, offer real-world best practices, and celebrate the many examples of students using digital for good.