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12.2.16 Issue

Scott Kurz, Administrative Assistant, ADL

Digital Citizenship Week, which was held October 16 to 22, was a week devoted to helping kids learn how to manage their online reputations, deal with issues such as cyberbullying and conduct themselves safely online. We invite you to learn ways to help educate youth and parents on how to think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly in today’s online world and some of the new technology options OPS is working to implement in schools.

Thursday Dec. 8 from 7:30 to 9 a.m., we welcome Keegan Korf. As the Lead Teacher of Digital Citizenship for Omaha Public Schools in partnership with Common Sense Media, she works with educators to integrate digital citizenship lessons into their existing curriculum. She also serves as a community outreach liaison who provides education to parents and community members, teaching them how to have dialogue with children about digital media use.

The ADL’s Educator Speakers Series is made possible through funding from the Omaha Schools Foundation. These events are open to the public at no cost. Each presentation topic focuses on an evolving issue in education as it relates to the mission of the ADL. Teachers, administrators and direct service providers are exposed to unique material and presenters and given the opportunity to have open dialog about the topics.

The staff of the Plains States Region of the Anti-Defamation League is committed to addressing the issues of prejudice and discrimination that affect the people of Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. In order “to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens,” the office provides numerous educational programs to the region, monitors and exposes racial and religious extremists, and advocates for the enforcement of hate crimes legislation.