Digital Citizenship

Supporting Youth Navigating Technology in a Rapidly Changing World

Includes Digital Resources!

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Are you looking for expert guidance and engaging tools to help students navigate their complex digital world?

Advanced technology in today’s digital landscape is here to stay – and that’s a good thing…until it’s not. Society’s online transformation has paved previously unimaginable roadways of knowledge, adventure, and inspiration…as well as dangerous detours, hidden potholes, and hairpin curves.

We wouldn’t hand the keys of a 4,000-lb. vehicle to a toddler, elementary-school student, or pre-teen, but we often give them access to devices that can expose them to life-threatening perils like identity theft, pornography, predators, and bullying. What can we do to help our children “drive” carefully and follow the rules of the road, growing into smart digital citizens as they navigate the ever-widening information superhighway?

This timely resource is here to help. In 15-Minute Focus: Digital Citizenship, Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Ph.D., and Angie C. Smith, Ph.D., explore the benefits and drawbacks of technology, bringing both breadth and depth to a range of vital topics, including:

  • How to create and maintain the right kind of digital footprint
  • The permanence of online decisions that can haunt children well into adulthood
  • Cybercrime and the importance of privacy and protection
  • Technology’s myriad effects on emotional and mental health
  • Sound tips for managing and monitoring device access and use
  • The future of technology and education
  • …and more!

Brimming with the latest facts and statistics, interactive learning activities, and real-life applications, this book will equip you to guide your students in understanding what it means to thrive as a digital citizen: one who is kind, responsible, and – most important – leaves a footprint that is worthy of following.

Written by Dr. Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Dr. Angie C. Smith
Paperback ISBN 9781953945778
eBook ISBN 9781953945785
Grades K-12
132 pages
Release Date May 4, 2023

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National Center for Youth Issues

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Ph.D., is a counselor educator, clinical mental health counselor, school counselor, and international author of numerous books. Raychelle has expertise in a wide range of issues affecting children and adolescents, from anger and aggression to anxiety and depression to sexual trauma and bullying. Raychelle attended North Carolina State University, receiving her B.A. in psychology, her M.S. in counselor education, and her Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education. With 25 years in the counseling profession, Raychelle has devoted much of her time to working with children, adolescents, parents, and educators.

Raychelle is a licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor and licensed school counselor in NC. She is also a licensed professional counselor in SC. Additionally, Raychelle is an EMDR-certified provider and holds the following certifications: Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BCTMH), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).

Dr. Angie C. Smith embraces multiple roles as a partner, mother, Associate Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator for the Counselor Education program at North Carolina State University, Faculty Fellow for the Office of Faculty Excellence, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Supervisor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. She has been teaching online and on-campus at NC State University for 13 years and has worked in corporate environments, academia in college counseling environments, and private practice settings.

She served as the DELTA (Distance Education Learning and Technology Applications) Faculty Fellow supporting all faculty at the university by sharing teaching strategies for creating and delivering courses using technology on-campus and online. She serves on the review board for the Journal of Employment Counseling, Past-president of the North Carolina Career Development Association and recipient of the National Board of Certified Counselors Approved Clinical Training Award.

Dr. Smith initiated a book project for Springer Publishing entitled An Innovative Approach to Career Counseling: Theory and Practical Application and co-authored and edited the book highlighting career topics and as well as spotlighting a multitude of career experts across the counseling field. Additionally, she led a book project and co-authored a book entitled Developing Online Learning in the Helping Professions: Online, Blended, and Hybrid Models. As a novice instructor in the counseling field over a decade ago, she searched for this type of book to support her work in teaching and training her graduate students. The book provides multiple voices from experts in the field and concrete examples that can be used and adapted based on the instructor’s style and strengths.

Angie and Jeff, her partner, celebrated their 23-year anniversary and have 3 children; Hannah (16), Ella (13), and Colton (11). For fun, she enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, volunteering with her kids, and spending time at the beach!

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