“In the U.S. and especially in California, our students must have the knowledge and tools they need to make responsible online decisions,” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. “But their knowledge has to go beyond just being safe; we need to prepare them to succeed in the knowledge economy, to fill countless California jobs in science, technology and engineering. My Digital Life has the potential to give them that knowledge.”
The My Digital Life program is an interactive, new media learning platform that combines the power of cutting-edge instructional design, rich media, and gaming. The 3.5-hour curriculum is designed for students in 8 th and 9 th grade and aligns with national standards established by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), as well as state standards. The program covers a wide range of topics including privacy, security, cyberbullying, digital relationships, and digital addiction. The curriculum also focuses on building digital skills, such as creating a blog, maintaining a responsible social networking profile, and evaluating online research sources for legitimacy. By helping students understand the power of technology, the program also exposes them to possible career opportunities in the field. The learning platform tracks knowledge gain as well as students’ attitudes and behaviors on these important issues.
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, information services, financial services, retail, media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in location, identification, and evaluation to help its customers promote and protect their businesses. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.Media Contact: Kim Hart, Director of Corporate Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org 202-533-2934 About EverFi, Inc. EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills. EverFi’s education learning platforms include Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Cyberbullying, Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness. EverFi has nine published studies documenting the efficacy of several of our education technology platforms. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. They also partner with the Connect2Compete initiative to empower millions of low-income families with broadband Internet, PCs, and digital literacy education at zero cost to taxpayers. Learn more at www.everfi.com. Media Contact: Jennifer Sykes, EverFi Director of Marketing, email@example.com 339-223-3170