What is a character based approach to digital citizenship education?

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Join us to discuss how teachers and parents can adopt character-based approaches to digital citizenship and cultivate values in children.

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What is a character based approach to digital citizenship education?

Practical approaches for teachers and parents

Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues Webinar. Chaired by Director of Education, Dr. Tom Harrison with:

Given the many risks and opportunities that living online present children and young people today, this webinar is an opportunity to hear from those with first-hand experience of how teachers and parents can cultivate important virtues such as compassion, honesty and wisdom in children.

Drawing on the latest research on character and cyber-wisdom from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, and reflecting on its application to digital citizenship education, this interactive discussion will include practical insights from primary and secondary teachers who are adopting character-based approaches in their schools and classroom.

This session follows the launch of THRIVE: How to Cultivate Character So Your Children Can Flourish Online, in January 2021, and forms part of the Centre’s ongoing Cultivating Cyber-Phronesis project.

Details for how to join the Webinar will be shared with registrants closer to the event.

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Sophie Murfin

Joining the first in 2013 as Principal of Seymour Road Academy, Sophie became CEO and Executive Head of the Wise Owl Trust in 2016. A Teacher for over 15 years Sophie has pioneered a ground-breaking new curriculum focused on character and wellbeing. This has been achieved with the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. programme at its heart, promoting Resilience, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork across the entire trust transforming the schools within. This approach is now been adopted in over 700 others nationwide.

Lee Peachey

Lee is the Deputy Headteacher at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in the North West of England. A Technology teacher by background Lee has responsibility for Personal Development as part of the school’s SLT. Lee is also a noted champion for school improvement, raising achievement & equity advocating across the country and online with a following of over 12 Thousand on Twitter.

Dr Sangeet Bhullar

Sangeet is the Founder and Executive Director of WISE KIDS, a non-profit organisation providing innovative training programmes and consultancy in New Media, Internet and Mobile Technologies, Internet Proficiency, Literacy and Safety. As well as advising a number of government and non-government groups, including the Welsh Parliament, UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the BBC, and Ofcom on Digital Inclusion and New Media Literacy, Sangeet has spoken at many international conferences, been an external examiner, written guidance, and provided training across Britain, Singapore and Malaysia.

Dr Gianfranco Polizzi

Gianfranco joined the Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues at the University of Birmingham in September 2020 as a Research Fellow working on character education in the digital age as part of the Cultivating Cyber-Phronesis project. Prior to this, he completed his PhD in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His doctoral research explored the ways in which digital literacy and civic engagement shape one another. While completing his PhD, Gianfranco worked as a Research Associate in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia on a project exploring digital resilience among pre-teens.

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