The Los Angeles Mayor's office and the Los Angeles Unified School District recognized over 150 students today who were certified through the Digital Living Project. The program focuses on online privacy and safety, cyberbullying prevention, and introducing students to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based careers.
The Entertainment Software Association's Digital Living Project is a new-media learning platform designed to prepare students for a future in the digital world. The program, which is powered by EverFi, Inc., is available to all Los Angeles area schools at no cost thanks to a partnership from ESA, the U.S. trade association representing computer and video game publishers, and the ESA Foundation.
Students at Vaughn International Studies Academy were the first in the city to be recognized for completing the digital literacy program. The event horning these students featured remarks from Mayor Garcetti’s East Valley Area Representative Aura Garcia, City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes' District Director Yolanda Fuentes, LAUSD Board Member Monica Ratliff’s Field Representative David Gonzalez, ESA Vice President Tom Foulkes, School Director Stan Leandro, and student representatives who completed the ESA Digital Living Project at Vaughn International Studies Academy.
"In today's world with prevalent social media and constant digital communication, digital citizenship and literacy is extremely important," said LAUSD Board Member, Monica Ratliff. "I congratulate the students today on their achievements and thank the Entertainment Software Association for its efforts in trying to equip Los Angeles students with useful skills for safer and more effective interactions in the digital world."
Congratulations to all of the students who were honored for completing the program.
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