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Julianne Hong Yi, Head, X, Product Brand Strategy & Naming

October 24, 2018

Julianne Hong Yi

Internet Safety, Taught by an Internet Giant

..... As an analysis of Google's curriculum published in Emerging Library & Information Perspectives, a graduate student journal at Western University in Ontario, put it, '''Be Internet Awesome' generally presents Google as impartial and trustworthy, which is especially problematic given that the target audience is impressionable youth.'' In a statement, Julianne Yi, who leads the Google program, said it had ''proven useful to kids, teachers, and families around the world,'' and was supported by, among others, the National P.T.A., the International Society for Technology in Education and the Family Online Safety Institute. Of those groups, Google is a national sponsor of the National P.T.A., a financial supporter of the Family Online Safety Institute and a year-round mission sponsor of the International Society for Technology in Education, which promotes the use of technology in public schools. .....

October 14, 2018

Julianne Hong Yi

WATCH: Google wants to teach your child how to combat online abuse

..... ” Additionally, the partnership includes the making of aworkshop kit that will help parents teach one another about how to spark productive discussions on digital safety and citizenship. Each Be Internet Awesome kit is bilingual—English and Spanish include: -- A Google Pixelbook to power the workshop -- A presentation developed in partnership with theFamily Online Safety Institute including topics on online safety, digital citizenship, and tips and resources to create a positive digital experience for your family’s needs -- Family Guides to inspire co-learning at home about online reputation and social sharing, phishing and scams, privacy and security, cyberbullying and inappropriate content -- Posters for the school to remind students to Be Internet Awesome by being smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave -- A school banner as recognition for participating in Be Internet Awesome “Research shows us that parents want to teach their kids how to be safe online but are unsure how to get the conversation going,” explains Google employee Julianne Yi, who’s helping organize the Be Internet Awesome initiative. “To help them, we created workshop kits so that parents can teach one another about how to spark productive discussions on digital safety and citizenship......