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Cybersmile Launch Digital Civility Learning Platform

Digital Civility Challenge

The learning platform has launched with the first challenge focussing on the importance of digital civility and will evolve to become a complete curriculum of interactive learning experiences designed to educate and support people from all demographics. You can take the challenge by following the link at the end of this article.

In celebration of Anti-Bullying Week 2018 we are excited to announce the launch of the Cybersmile Digital Civility Challenge. The challenge is an interactive digital learning platform that has been designed by Cybersmile to help people understand exactly what online civility is, why it is so important for us all, what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to help other people online.

The new product has been developed in partnership with Rimmel as part of our long-term partnership that was announced last month. Those who take the challenge are guided through a number of learning steps that highlight the importance of digital civility for Internet users and how we can all inspire, educate, support and empower the people we connect with online.

The civility program has its own website and has been designed to include learning outcomes through both correct and incorrect answers that guide users through some of the misconceptions surrounding the Internet and social media. At the end of the challenge, all participants receive a ‘Good Digital Citizen’ certificate, which they can download, or share on social media to show their commitment to an inclusive digital community for everybody.

“We are very proud of the Cybersmile Digital Civility Challenge. Online civility starts with us all recognizing the responsibilities and the opportunities we have to protect the freedoms that the Internet offers. We all have a stake and responsibility in the future wellbeing of our connected digital world.”

Dan Raisbeck, Co-Founder, The Cybersmile Foundation

The Cybersmile Digital Civility Challenge is the start of a long-term commitment by Cybersmile to provide innovative learning experiences that will empower and educate Internet users of all ages and abilities around the world. Launching with one topic, which focuses on the importance of good digital citizenship, the challenge will evolve to become a complete curriculum of interactive learning experiences designed to prepare and support people from all demographics.

“The Cybersmile Digital Civility Challenge will change the way young people and adults think about and approach online interactions. Clarifying what positive online behavior actually is and providing the education to help people recognize problems as they begin will give families much needed tools to raise good digital citizens. Even better, Cybersmile’s civility challenge can prevent many painful situations before they develop by empowering young people to be able to make the Internet safer for not only themselves, but their peers too.”

Dr Deborah Gilboa, Teen & Parenting Advisor, The Cybersmile Foundation

The Cybersmile Digital Civility Challenge is a completely free product for everybody and in addition to individuals wanting to find out how much they know about online behaviors and responsibilities, it is also ideal for parents, carers, schools and employers who share Cybersmile’s commitment to a truly diverse and inclusive internet for everybody.

So what are you waiting for? See how much you know about digital civility and life online by taking the Cybersmile Digital Civility Challenge, and don’t forget to share your Good Digital Citizen certificate on social media when you complete the challenge! For further information about Cybersmile and the work we do, please explore the following suggestions:

Have you taken the Cybersmile Civility Challenge yet? Let us know your thoughts by contacting us or tweet us @CybersmileHQ.