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Summer Technology Camp and Digital Learning Event

Summer Technology Camp and Digital Learning Event


Program Summary

Technology has the potential for incredible positive applications and equally broad opportunities for harm and criminal activity. One in five children is sexually solicited while on the Internet, and 70% of reported sexual assaults happen to minors1. StreetLightUSA® is home to dozens of young girls who have been sexually exploited and sexually trafficked through the Internet and modern technology. StreetLightUSA® is applying for funding to develop and disseminate an innovative outreach program. StreetLightUSA® survivors will share both the dangers of modern technology and key safety principles so they will not be victimized.
Program components and goals:

Increasing technology literacy skills for residents of StreetLightUSA® in a five week Technology Camp:
o Internet safety and research skills
o Word processing
o Spreadsheets
o PowerPoint
o Film making
o Website design

Collaboratively develop a presentation in PowerPoint, a website and a video to:
o Tell the girls’ stories related to ways technology contributed to their child sex trafficking engagement
o Give residents tools/applications to share with peers to help them be safe and prevent involvement in child sexual exploitation

Target audience: StreetLightUSA® residents – a minimum of 16 girls, ages 11-17
Location: StreetLightUSA® campus, Phoenix, Arizona

Creating and organizing day-long Digital Learning Lab for teens in which they will be:
o Introduced to technology danger areas and possible long-term results through the girls’ stories and presentations
o Empowered with key safety tips
o Tasked with creating a group video, a PowerPoint presentation, and a website application to share with peers on How Teens Can Help
Fight Child Sex Trafficking

Target audience: StreetLightUSA® residents plus 75 at-risk teens, ages 13-18
Location: Brookline College, Phoenix, Arizona

Compiling a DVD presentation to train teens in safe uses modern technology.

Target audience: 350+ Charter Schools Location: Maricopa County, Arizona


Technology Camp July-August
– 5 weeks, M-F, 5 hours/day
– Group teaching, small group collaboration on task components

o Week 1:

Safety discussions, sharing personal unsafe encounters with technology, – 5 hours

Keyboarding – 4 hours

Word documents – 5 hours
– Basics using project related writing assignments for practice

Spreadsheets–5 hours
– After basics, create task list, time frame, roles and plan of action for
o Producing PowerPoint, website and video
o Setting up Digital Learning Lab

PowerPoint – using concepts from safety discussions – 6 hours
– Basics then designing presentation

o Week 2:

Review and skill building exercises – 5 hours
– Internet research
o Child sex trafficking facts
o Safety principles
o Event details
– Compiling data on spreadsheets, word documents

Review safety discussions, goals, new ideas from last week– 5 hours
– Brainstorm presentation formats, content
– Begin to lay out the products
– Refine the presentation content from last week

Begin creating PowerPoint – 8 hours

Review event plan of action, assign tasks, begin plan steps – 7 hours
– Finalize event details
o Format, prizes, judges, food, tasks
– Create online registration form
– Develop flyer with all details for target audience and contact them
– Contact venue, work out details
– Contact instructors and volunteers

o Week 3:

Skill building exercises – 3 hours

Completion of PowerPoint presentation and tasks for outreach event – 4.5 hours

Begin website instruction – 17.5 hours
– Keep focus on safety, avoiding danger zones and trigger spots
o Find way to outreach the presentations to kids at risk, schools, parents etc.
– Website will be vehicle for displaying products, launching the event and giving safety information

o Week 4:
Finish website, incorporate PowerPoint – 3 hours

Finish event details, outreach plan– 3 hours

Introduce videography–19 hours
– Tools and techniques
– PowerPoint, website and video should be a complete package with same information from different angles
– Develop the story line, time line and assign roles
– Work on scripts
– Arrange for filming location and time

o Week 5

Work on event details – 5 hours
– Meet with event instructors and aides
– Reminders to attendees
– Purchases
– Compile handouts and packets

Work on filming -12 hours

Finish filming, start editing – 8 hours
– Put on website

Digital Learning Lab
o One day event in August, 8 AM – 5PM

Students choose film, website or PowerPoint on registration
– Each group will have 5 minute max for final product presentation

Keynote speaker on child sex trafficking – 20 minutes

Show girls’ presentations – 20 minutes

Review agenda, divide into groups

Focus groups (One for web design, PowerPoint, video) – 2.5 hours
– Instructor to explain goal of the day
– Teaching the basics
– Brainstorming and laying out the project
– Divide up tasks in teams of 2-3

Lunch – 1 hour Discussion on skills being learned

Focus groups – 2 hours
– Teams complete tasks, put project together

Presentations, voting – 2 hours
– Awards ceremony

After event
o Prepare info packets – DVD presentation

Send to 350+ charter schools
o Documentation of Camp, Lab, outcomes

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