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Internet Safety Stories: A Local Approach to Digital Citizenship

, , Curriculum Research & Development Group, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Kona, Hawaii, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


This paper is a work-in-progress report of a study on the effectiveness of a vignette-oriented Internet safety cartoon series with 9- and 10-year old children and teachers in a public charter school in Hawai‘i. The intent of the series is to develop a child’s sense of ethics when interacting online and to build and cultivate empathy, the awareness of the feelings and emotions of others. Using a mixed-methods design, data will be collected from participants (children, their parents, and their teachers) in a Fall 2015 pilot study. The modules will be refined and tried in another iteration in additional schools in Spring 2016.


Nguyen, T.T. & Mark, L. (2015). Internet Safety Stories: A Local Approach to Digital Citizenship. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1043-1048). Kona, Hawaii, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .


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