A Donegal mum and daughter are to address a major Digital Citizenship Summit.
Digital expert Joanne Sweeney-Burke and daughter Sophie Burke will address the event at Bournemouth University were attendees will see ways to improve the use of technology and interaction online.
Called the Digital Citizenship Summit UK (DigCitSummitUK), it is a unique conference geared towards safe, savvy, and ethical use of social media and tech.
“Digital Citizenship” is an umbrella term used to describe the expectations of being a digital citizen in regards to ethics, etiquette, rights, and responsibilities. Common topics that are discussed include cyberbullying, empathy online, trolls, security, savvy use of social media, and online reputation.
Digital Citizenship Summit UK will feature a diverse range of prominent educational, parenting, and industry leaders, including four American speakers from the inaugural Digital Citizenship Summit held in the United States last October.
Founder and CEO of Digital Training Institute Joanne Sweeney-Burke, who is originally from Letterkenny, will present alongside her 20-year old daughter Sophie, a 2nd year Accounting student at NUI, Galway. Sophie also works part-time as a Digital Marketing Executive in the family business.
Joanne says, “Sophie and I have been speaking, writing and developing educational resources based on Mike Rabble’s ‘Digital Etiquette’ theme for the past four years. We will share details of our work and outline why we have a passion for digital citizenship. I parented Sophie through the digital revolution and together we set down mutual ground rules on social media and digital technology use – both from a parent and a teens’ perspective.”
Joanne and Sophie will deliver a joint presentation entitled ‘Empowering Generation Z’ while Sophie will also chair a panel debate ‘The Digital Future of Teens’.
Digital Citizenship Summit UK is suited for educators, parents, administrators, students, industry, and organisation leaders. The day will include a various speakers and industry experts including a student panel discussion, Barclays Coding Playground, and ample time to network with others from across the UK, Europe, and the United States that are involved in improving student social media and tech use. The all-day event (9 AM until 5 PM) is free; registration is through DigCitSummit.com.Tags: