Digital Literacy Series 4: Think Before You Click and Post

These videos were presented by Two Young Adult TedTalk Speakers, Trisha Prabhuv and Farzana Qasimi.

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Do we really love ourselves or are we just following trends?

Farzana Qasimi

Rethink before typing.

Rethinking is making a difference.

Trisha Prabhu

What is the presentation about?

Video 1: Farzana Qasimi shares her journey and reflections about social media and how she moved towards surrounding herself with positivity and love online. Is social media harming us or are we harming ourselves? Is abandoning social media the solution? This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Video 2: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Have you ever done or said something and wished you could take it back? Cyberbullying is a bigger problem than you think. There is a solution. Trisha Prabhu is a 14-year-old student at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. From a young age, she has been fascinated with the inner workings of the brain. In 2013, Trisha heard about a young girl’s suicide due to bullying on the Internet and set out to find a long-term solution to cyber-bullying. Her research led her to create the product Rethink, which won her a spot as a Google Science Fair 2014 Global Finalist. Rethink gives adolescents who are trying to post an offensive message on social media a second chance to reconsider their decision. Her product idea also won first prize at the PowerPitch Competition in 1871 Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurial Hub. Rethink has been covered on Business Insider, International Business Times, Huffington Post, and several other media outlets. She currently holds a Provisional Patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for Rethink. Prior to her Rethink project, Trisha researched the brain’s role in the cognitive distraction that causes distracted driving. She won a Gold Medal Award from the Illinois Junior Academy of Science for her work. She is an advocate of STEM in education and believes that technology is the future of tomorrow. She has spoken at education and technology conferences in the Chicago area.
(Summary Source: Ted Talk )

To do the tasks above and accomplish the learning outcomes, please watch these video presentations or watch via YouTube.

What are your tasks and the learning outcomes?

  1. On Your Own: To create a plan to integrate the danger of cyberbullying in conversation with peers
  2. With Your Team: To organize a small group dialogue about cyberbullying
  3. With Your Community: To facilitate a social media campaign against cyberbullying