A successful start to digital life: guides for students

The Habilomedia organization is launching two new guides to help students reconcile the demands of their offline life with those of their digital life.

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The Habilomedia organization is launching two new guides to help students reconcile the demands of their offline life with those of their digital life.

“Back to school for our teenagers today is a lot different than it used to be. In addition to new classes and new friends, young people can also explore new social networks, online relationships or digital personas. It is on this premise that MediaSmarts, the Canadian Center for Digital Literacy and Media Education, recently launched two new tools, in the form of guides, to help high school and post-secondary students. to navigate their online world.

“When students enter high school, the Internet and social media are a constant presence in their lives,” says Matthew Johnson, Director of Education for MediaSmarts. It is essential for them to learn how to use these tools in a safe, judicious and effective manner, both for their schoolwork and in their personal life. "

A guide for entering secondary school ...

Guide Your connected life is designed to help students just starting high school balance the demands of their offline life with those of their digital life. The guide offers practical advice on a host of activities that young people enjoy online, including social networking, video games, shopping, schoolwork and watching videos. It helps teens spot potential issues like cyberbullying and plagiarism, and contains tips and solutions to help them deal with common challenges.

... And one for this new freedom that post-secondary education brings

The transition to university and college comes with a whole new set of challenges and freedoms, more and more of which are happening online. Savor your independence while being safe online: a guide to online living for post-secondary students addresses several digital issues such as homework, money and safety, online relationships, and physical and mental health.

 

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Audrey Miller
Audrey Millerhttps://ecolebranchee.com
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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