Guilderland Central School District will host a very important event for all district students, families, and community members aimed at starting a conversation about using today’s technology in a safe and responsible way.
"Communicating in a Digital World: A conversation about civility and respect" will be held from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Guilderland High School Large Group Instruction (LGI) room and will feature a panel discussion about the importance of personal responsibility when interacting on websites, social media, and through texts.
Panelists will include:
- Christin Guilder, Prevention Educator, Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
- Katie Cooney Lesko, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Siena College
- Beth C. Tidd, Associate Education Project Director of A World of Difference Institute, Anti-Defamation League
- Dr. Marie Wiles, Guilderland Central School District Superintendent of Schools
- Thomas Lutsic, Guilderland High School Principal
- Officer Nick Ingle, Guilderland Police Department and GHS School Resource Officer
Throughout the evening, panelists will cover topics such as bullying and harassment in the digital age, creating a digital footprint and what that means for students seeking employment or higher education, and tips for parents and families. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists throughout the night.
“Technology is a powerful tool, and it is important that our students and families truly understand how it affects the interactions we have with one another,” said Principal Thomas Lutsic. “Every time we use a website, send a text, or post a status update, we are leaving a lasting mark in the digital world that may never go away. We hope this event encourages students to create a positive digital legacy that they can be proud of.”