How to Make Digital Citizenship Relevant to Students Using Current Events

Past Webinar | March 24, 2022

To students, the term “digital citizenship” may not pass their snicker-test, but how you approach digital citizenship can. Schools are elevating how they help students make positive choices online and offline by incorporating relevant news and topics students care about.

Watch this webinar to explore how educators can use current events – including the misinformation around the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the recent cyberbullying situation involving Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin, and more – to have highly engaging discussions about positive technology use.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How schools are reimagining digital citizenship to meet students on their level
  • 7 key skills, co-created with students, that can fuel your school’s digital citizenship efforts
  • Examples of recent current events that can teach these 7 key skills


Presented By

Josh LutkusJosh Lutkus, Director of Educator Advancement
As Director of Educator Advancement at The Social Institute, Josh works closely with educators at our partner schools to support their continued learning, growth, and well-being. Through educator roundtables, presentations, and 1:1 meetings with education leaders, Josh helps schools build healthy communities with the #WinAtSocial Program offered by The Social Institute.


lauren stoneLauren Stone, Partner Success Manager
Lauren is the Partner Success Manager at The Social Institute and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a STEM concentration from NC State University. She spent the first few years of her career in public education teaching 5th grade in Raleigh, NC and serving in a number of leadership roles to empower her entire school community. She is now working with students and educators across the country to uplift the next generation in positively navigating their social world to fuel their health, happiness, and success.