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CyberCivics workshop coming to Charleston, W.Va.

By Clint Thomas, Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Friday, Sept. 6, author Diana Graber will visit Charleston to introduce her new book, “Raising Humans in a Digital World, Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology,” and elaborate on ways youths and adults alike can better navigate their way through the current digital age.

Graber is the founder of and, organizations designed to help adults and students learn digital citizenship and literacy skills. She also serves as adjunct professor of Media Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and teaches middle school Cyber Civics classes at Journey School in Southern California.

“This program, CyberCivics, started at a school in Southern California about 10 years ago,” Graber said in a telephone interview from her California headquarters last week, “to address issues children have with these powerful, electronic devices. Sometimes, they sometimes don’t know how to use them wisely. We saw this at the school and had super good luck with the course. Other schools heard about it and contacted us, and now it’s being taught in schools in 43 states.” …

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