Next generation are (on their way to being) Digitally Sorted
Last night saw the ‘Digitally Sorted’ project culminate in a celebration event that (we think) is the first ever live webinar between Cornish Schools and businesses. That’s a great thing to experience, but most of all we’re just proud to say that we’ve been part of it from the off.
What’s ‘Digitally Sorted’?
The ‘Digitally Sorted’ project run by EBP (Education Business Partnership) to help educate our kids at school about being safe online. We live in a rapidly progressing digital world that many of us are ‘digital-imposters’ in (ie, we remember a time pre internet/mobile phones etc). But this generation coming through our schools now are ‘digital-natives’. They’ve grown up with it, they don’t know a time when it didn’t exist and yet everyone is still finding out what the ‘rules’ are when it comes to what we do online – as we’re all so new to it. We’ve never experienced anything in our history impact on the way we communicate before, on such a scale. But you can bet that this generation are quicker, savvier and more switched on to all things digital than my generation will ever be. So we need to give them the tools to help them embrace the digital world in a positive way and understand the social implications that it brings with it. That’s where ‘Digitally Sorted’ steps in.
How has yan tan tether been involved?
EBP approached us to create a logo at the beginning of 2012 and since then we’ve worked with the kids from Cornish Schools to produce online materials, understand the impact of what we do now online can have in the future etc.
Why we’ve relished being part of Digitally Sorted.
This new technology isn’t going away any time soon, so it’s better to embrace it, use it wisely and positively for good. If we can start to give solid foundations to use these new technologies wisely, this next generation is going to be the ones that have the creativity and knowledge to do amazing things with it that will revolutionised our world. That’s a pretty brilliant thing to be – even a tiny – part of.
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