Student Blog Contest 2015-2016

Today we’re featuring a guest post from Middle Schooler Destinee who shares how the Ignition – Digital Literacy & Responsibility  course taught her how technology works and how to use it responsibly to help her meet her goals. Congrats to Destinee for being one of our student blog contest winners!

Student: Destinee T
Teacher: Minnie Abdu
School: Bailey APAC Middle School
State: Mississipi
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Nothwest Mississippi

The world is at a time when technology is becoming bigger and bigger. It’s exciting and a little frighting to see where technology will take us. EverFi was an engaging and really fun program for teaching me what I can do now. I was always interested in technology and EverFi gave me ideas about how to become better at using it. Ignition taught me how to plan and monitor my internet and texting use and the consequences for spending too much time online. This has helped me a lot because I used to spend too much time on the internet and I wanted to stop but didn’t know how. Ignition helped me get a plan to use the web more responsibly. I want to be a writer when I grow up and I’ve been wanting to start a blog. Ignition gave me a few ideas of what to do. It also taught me what I can’t post online because of copyright and reminded me not to be a cyberbully. I also learned what to do if I am cyber bullied myself. Overall, I’m really glad my teacher assigned EverFi Ignition to use and it’s one of the most fun things I’ve done in my ICT class so far. As technology continues to develop I will use what I learned from EverFi Ignition to keep me up to date and safe.

To learn more about Ignition – Digital Literacy & Responsibility, visit: http://everfi.com/k12/ignition/