Digital Literacy Series

When: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Digital literacy is the ability to find information with technology and then use it appropriately.  Because it's important for everyone, we've put together this two-week series that will help you develop your digital literacy skills.

Online Safety

November 8th at 6 pm. A learning event for parents and kids.

Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat...we’ve heard of these. What about WhatsApp, Yellow, YouNow or Skout? Our kids are active participants in sharing their news and lives online, many times unsupervised. With new popular apps being downloaded every day, how can adults keep up?

Hillary Hazeltine from Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will present:

  • An overview of current technology trends, apps, and issues for children and teens
  • Ways we can educate and communicate with young people on safe and proper use of technology
  • Resources for online safety information
  • How to report instances of online child exploitation

No registration required. If you have any questions, contact Kara at kripley@oregonlibrary.org.

Fake News

November 15th at 6 pm. A learning event for adults and older teens.

We are constantly bombarded by information every day and identifying fake news is an essential skill for staying informed. Sometimes it's hard to know if you are using reliable online news sources. Participants will learn how to identify fake news found in common social media and internet sites using simple steps and then have a chance to test their skills.

No registration required. If you have any questions, contact Kara at kripley@oregonlibrary.org.

Digital Literacy Series: Online Safety, Fake News