Frequently asked questions
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MySociaLife is a leading educator that teaches digital citizenship, digital life skills, online safety and social media awareness to students age 8 to 18. We also teach the student’s parents, their teachers, and mental health professionals and school counsellors.
MySociaLife teaches the following groups
- Junior school students, age 8 to 12 – 8 modules of 50 to 60 minutes
- Senior school students, age 13 to 18 – 8 modules of 60 minutes
- Parents, both junior and senior school – 1 x 75-minute course
- Teachers, both junior and senior school 1 x 60-minute course
- School counsellors, mental health professionals, GPs – 1 x 60-minute course
Unfortunately not, digital citizenship is not one thing. It’s about all aspects of life online, and they impact and affect each other. Without critical thinking online, it’s difficult to manage the daily risks, for example, or if you don’t understand privacy, then you will be more at risk of cybersecurity breaches or identity theft. The program is a building block approach that creates a full picture of the complexities and realities of life online. Miss one or two out, then a few key pieces of the puzzle are missing.
We teach this program via LMS, Learning Management System. Teachers can login and share the module content, videos, animations, slides in short sections, with each module being between 45 minutes to an hour, with the space for discussion and debate, which means a module can be as long as one hour in total (with 15 minutes of discussion) or even two hours (if there is lots to workshop and discuss with a certain class group) In some unique situations, our instructors also teach the modules live via webinar as well.
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The designated teacher (perhaps a Life Orientation, Life Skills, Technology, or Wellbeing teacher) receives a unique login -user name and password – to be able to login and present the module’s videos to the students. They also receive a lesson plan to guide the teacher through what the module is about, when to pause and reflect, discuss and debate the content, and some additional links and videos to take the module even further if they wish to. It also offers an assessment for the students to take, and they will receive a certificate too for their participation if they achieve more than 50% overall in the 8 modules.
The school also receives a badge to place on their website as an approved ‘Digital Citizenship Champion’.
It is better with an LO teacher, a technology teacher or someone from the wellbeing or counselling department, within your school. However, the video program is designed to allow learners to watch, and to write their thoughts and opinions down inside the program, as well as take the assessment online. The benefits to classroom engagement and discussion is that students can hear others of their own age discuss what is happening online which ensures the complexities are not unique, allowing students to feel less isolated.
MySociaLife releases one module of 60 minutes every 4 weeks from February 1st of each year. This allows the time for schools to settle in, all admin to be completed, any new modules to be explained, and the process to be carefully unpacked with all the school’s questions answered. It is shared over time, simply because the content needs to be watched, discussed and debated, and an assessment/quiz to take place before embarking on the next module.
Yes, understandably the content for those in junior school (age between 8 and 12 to 13) is different from the senior school students (age 13+). The tone and pace is also different in how it explains and engages with students.
The teacher gets a clear understanding of what the module is about, and when they will need to pause the video training and ask their students questions to be workshopped, discussed and debated. They also receive additional supporting videos to help them have their own visual content to choose from if they wish to take a certain topic further. Finally they also have the assessment questions in ‘Word Doc’ format to be able to print and test/assess their students.
Yes, they can, but the school will need to share the names and email addresses of all those that will be enrolling, so we can load these names as subscribers to the program, and they can login personally and watch the videos and answer the questions independently.
Yes, upon completion, as long as the student scores over 50% in each of the 8 modules, they will receive a digital certificate as a Digital Citizenship Champion. This allows them to then move to the second year of training to achieve their “Digital Citizenship Pro” certificate and in the third year, they can achieve the status of “Digital Citizenship Master.”
They can then move to the second year of training to achieve their “Digital Citizenship Pro” certificate and in the third year, they can achieve the status of “Digital Citizenship Master.”
The program is one of the few in the marketplace that believes we have to move beyond fear-mongering, simply because when teens and pre-teens don’t experience the thing they were told would happen, they can doubt the teacher and teachings. The content is realistic and shares case studies but also balances it with a positive view of technology, simply because technology will not go away, so we need to move towards it intelligently, and not away from it, fearfully.
There are 8 lessons of 1 hour, or teachers can also run these as 16 x 30-minute lessons
There is 1 x 75-minute video training course broken up into smaller bite-size chapters. Parents can select the parent training (video) program for junior school students (age 8 to 12) or senior school students (age 13 to 18).
There is 1 x 75-minute video training course broken up into smaller bite-size chapters. Teachers can select the teacher training (video) program for junior school students (age 8 to 12) or senior school students (age 13 to 18).
- Yes, we have a 7-day full refund / money back guarantee. However the purchaser has to view the module in full and complete the assessment to get the refund. It’s impossible to give back money if the content hasn’t been viewed end to end, and the purchaser fails the assessment.
Become a certified Digital Citizen!
Each module offers quiz questions for teachers to assess progress and progressive levels of certification awarded at the end of every year.