Monday 8th October, our Year 11 VCAL classes participated in the Digital Citizenship module as part of the High Resolves Global Citizenship Program. The module explored the central idea that they can use digital channels to amplify messages that unite humanity, especially in response to hatred and divisiveness.
In the first activity, the students competed in small teams to identify the top five hashtags of 2018. Students were then introduced to the metaphor of a seesaw which can be tipped one way or the other, dependent upon their online actions. Through a series of games and real life examples, our students were in order to tip the seesaw towards the right side of history and needed to remember three things: (1) No matter, what you do online has an impact; (2) Everyone on the same side and the importance of persuading people to join your cause; (3) Speak up, especially for those with less power.
At the end of the module, each student was asked to complete their own ‘I resolve to’ card, making a specific commitment to take a global citizenship type action in the following days or weeks.
By Anna Alessio - English Teacher