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Burnsville Public Library Selected For Teens Teach Tech Pilot Program

Program Supported by Public Library Association and AT&T

Burnsville Public Library is one of 10 libraries in West Virginia selected to pilot a new internship initiative that brings teens and tweens together to build healthy digital habits. Burnsville Public Library will host two local interns to plan and lead workshops on digital citizenship for middle school students, rising 6-8th graders. Programs will use the “Digital Connections” materials created by Common Sense Education in collaboration with the Public Library Association and AT&T.
In the six-part video series, students follow two best friends, Daveed and Skylar, as they navigate the complexities of digital life, learning tips and strategies for how to use media and technology safely and responsibly to learn, create, and participate.
The workshops will explore how tweens can: Balance their technology use; Make sure to be kind when connecting with others online; Stand up for others online and confronting cyberbullying; Stay safe online by protecting ourselves and our personal information; Make sure the information we consume and share online is credible; Use technology with purpose.
Funding for the Teens Teach Tech pilot program is provided through support from The Public Library Association and AT&T. These partners work to support public libraries in their work improving digital skills for their communities.
For more information on the workshops contact Burnsville Public Library via email at [email protected], by phone at 304-853-2338, or check us out on social media or our website,
About Burnsville Public Library: “The Burnsville Public Library opened in late summer 1976. We pride ourselves on the innovative programs and services that we provide for the community. If you haven’t been to the library in a while, stop by and see us. We are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish for the library and our community.”