On-demand Webinars

September 14, 2023

Navigating the Digital World: Building Digital Citizenship in the Age of TikTok




PreventionStudent Training

Critical Strategies for K-12 Leaders

This webinar focuses on the importance of how skills of digital citizenship can help address social media challenges, with a specific emphasis on newer platforms like TikTok. Dr. Mike Ribble’s expertise in digital citizenship provides valuable insights into navigating the digital world effectively.  

By exploring the elements of digital citizenship, understanding the unique challenges posed by social media platforms like TikTok, and offering strategies for building responsible online behavior in the online community, this webinar aims to assist educators and school and district leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to foster positive digital citizenship in K-12 schools.  

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship as well as the S3 model and its relevance in the context of K-12 media.
  • Identify the benefits and risks of social media platforms, particularly TikTok, for K-12 students.
  • Understand the specific challenges associated with newer social media platforms and their implications for digital citizenship education.
  • Implement strategies to promote responsible social media use, including addressing privacy, security, and ethical concerns related to TikTok.
  • Foster critical thinking and media literacy skills in students to evaluate information encountered on social media platforms.
  • Develop strategies to address cyberbullying, promote online etiquette, and encourage positive online behavior on TikTok and other platforms.
  • Support students in managing their digital well-being and time spent on social media platforms.
  • Provide tools to collaborate effectively with parents, educators, and students to create a safe and inclusive digital environment.
  • Access practical resources, guidelines, and tools to integrate digital citizenship education into the K-12 curriculum.
  • Recognize the ongoing importance of digital citizenship education and take proactive steps to address social media challenges in K-12 settings.


Dr. Mike Ribble


Dr. Mike Ribble is the author of the books Digital Citizenship Handbook for School Leaders – Fostering Positive Interactions Online, Digital Citizenship in Schools- 3rd edition, and Raising a Digital Child. His latest book that he co-authored is a focus on the need for increased knowledge of appropriate interaction with others through our digital experience for educational leaders.

Mike has worked within the education field his entire career from K-12 to the university level providing him a holistic perspective when working with educators. Dr. Ribble has spoken on the topic of digital citizenship to parents, teachers, and students both in the United States and internationally. Mike is interested in providing support for the positive use of technology by all members of the community.