Last week a school near me suffered a social media mishap involving its students. This, an increasingly common byproduct of our day, unfortunately catches many a school by surprise. So I received this call: "Help! Can you come to our school to give an "Internet Safety" presentation? And can you keep it to under an hour?"
Teaching weekly middle school digital literacy classes, aka "Cyber Civics," gives me a unique view into their digital world; a world where they spend more time than they do in school or with their families. I've discovered that they have some strong opinions on resolutions they'd like us to make in 2015.
On Thursday, the new Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler will make his first visit to California to speak at a town hall-style event in Oakland. Here are three items Wheeler should consider to help improve digital literacy and high-speed Internet access in California and throughout the United States.