"...Nancy Willard shows how to make informed decisions that reflect reality. Her work is inspiring and extremely important to the national debate about digital citizenship."
—Jason Ohler, Professor Emeritus and Author, University of Alaska, Juneau
Los Angeles (December 8, 2011) For today’s digital youth, the issues go beyond "Internet safety." Young people require a broad base of knowledge and skills to keep themselves and others safe and to participate positively in the global digital community. Corwin’s new book, Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civility, shows educators how to help students embrace positive social norms and learn effective skills to ensure safe and responsible use of digital technologies.
Author Nancy Willard integrates her varied expertise in risk prevention, law, and education to present a collaborative process for teaching secondary students these issues. Cyber Savvy lays out the steps for school staff to partner with students to build an effective program that will ensure young people know how to:
- Keep themselves safe and respond effectively to inappropriate or dangerous situations
- Present a positive image of themselves online
- Respect the rights, privacy, and property of others
- Take responsibility for others' well-being when needed
Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civility provides research-based insight for educators who must now, under federal law, provide instruction to students about Internet safety. The author's companion website provides access to surveys, stories, and news articles that spark student discussions and support the book’s activities. Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civilitybelongs on all educators' bookshelves because it shows them how to turn techno panic into techno power!
"This book's approach is… outside the common tactics used by many schools to address cyber-citizenship issues... Nancy Willard has developed a balanced methodology around making wiser choices and stronger long-term decisions."
—Christopher Wells, Director of IT Policies and Communications
Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA
Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. is the director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use. She has taught “at risk” children, practiced computer law, and was an educational technology consultant before focusing on issues of safe and responsible use of technologies. Nancy is also author of: Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats, and Distress and Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Helping Young People Use the Internet Safety and Responsibly.
Corwin, a SAGE company, was established in 1990 to provide solutions for PreK–12 educators. Corwin produces books and multimedia resources that range from very practical, experience-based resources to more reflective or research-based titles, and are written for a diverse set of professionals—principals, administrators, specialists, teachers, counselors, consultants, teacher educators, and collegiate-level students. www.corwin.com.
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com