Press Release: Follett Software Company [September 18, 2013]

Follett to Host Responsible Digital Citizenship Panel Discussion

Copyright (c) 2013 Follett Software Company

SummaryBombarded by technology in every aspect of their lives, do today’s young students have the skills, knowledge and maturity to master responsible digital citizenship? Follett, a leading educational solutions provider based in Illinois, will host an important panel discussion exploring the question on Tuesday (Sept. 24) as part of Social Media Week Chicago, a biannual worldwide event that tackles the social, cultural and economic impact of social media.

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2013 – Bombarded by technology in every aspect of their lives, do today's young students have the skills, knowledge and maturity to master responsible digital citizenship? Follett, a leading educational solutions provider based in Illinois, will host an important panel discussion exploring the question on Tuesday (Sept. 24) as part of Social Media Week Chicago, a biannual worldwide event that tackles the social, cultural and economic impact of social media.

"Helping students and young adults become responsible digital citizens: It's about their future" is the title of the one-hour panel discussion that begins at 2:30 p.m. (CDT) at Chicago Architecture Foundation.

The panel of experts will feature:

The panelists will explore how abuse of technology can carry consequences that live well beyond the moment young people hit send on their computer or mobile device. They also will delve into how digital citizenship can be effectively taught so that students understand the risks associated with making personal information public, and protecting their own digital footprint, especially as they move on to pursue college admission and employment.

Social Media Week Chicago, which runs from Monday through Friday, Sept. 27, is part of a worldwide event with local presence and global reach across five continents. Its mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.

For more information about the Follett-hosted panel discussion, click here.

For more information about Social Media Week Chicago, or how to attend any of the weeklong events, click here.

For more information about Follett, visit http://www.follettlearning.com.

About Follett's K-12 Business

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation

Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today, Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.

Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:September 18, 2013
Publisher:Follett Software Company
Company: Follett Software Company
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=18335
Record Number:18335
Last Update:2013-09-18 10:39:00
Date Created:2013-09-18 10:36:58