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Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship, & Ethics

We need your help!

The Curriculum Research & Development Group at the College of Education at UH-Mānoa is currently recruiting teachers to

  • take part in a pilot study with a module prototype about online social networking and the importance of asking for parental permission,
  • test the digital citizenship module prototype with students in grades 4 and 5, and
  • give feedback and suggestions on the module prototype and future modules.

These modules were created to help teachers and parents introduce Internet safety and digital citizenship concepts in their classrooms and homes.

How much of your time is required?

For the pilot study, we will ask parents and educators to

  1. introduce Internet safety and digital citizenship concepts in their classrooms and homes,
  2. run through the first module prototype with your class, including a class discussion (approximately 30-45 minutes), and
  3. complete a survey (20-30 minutes) and interview (30 minutes).

Your feedback is appreciated

Your feedback will help us improve the prototype module and associated surveys for future use. The results of this project might be helpful in generating awareness among school communities of the current Internet safety issues that may be affecting students in and around Hawaiʻi schools. We hope you’re interested in joining the study and look forward to your helpful feedback!

For any questions, or interest in participating in the study, contact Dr. Truc Nguyen at nguyen@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-6507