Digital Living project to promote safe technology use, digital skills in Los Angeles Schools.
The Entertainment Software Association and EverFi, Inc. – with support from California Attorney General Kamala Harris – are partnering to launch the Digital Living Project in middle and high schools across Los Angeles. The initiative is part of a statewide effort to promote safe and responsible online behavior among youth, and will educate students on topics including their digital footprint, privacy, security, cyberbullying, and digital relationships.
The Digital Living Project is a four-hour online curriculum developed by EverFi, a leading educational technology company, for students in 8th and 9th grade. By leveraging interactive games and rich media to engage and inform students, the Digital Living Project teaches online safety and builds digital skills, such as how to create a blog, maintain a responsible social networking profile, and evaluate online research sources for legitimacy.
ESA and EverFi representatives announced the program's launch at Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet High School, one of 20 schools across Los Angeles that currently utilizes the curriculum. Students were on hand to try out the program, which aligns with national standards established by the International Society for Technology in Education, as well as emerging California state standards. The program will expand to additional schools in 2013.