Student Spotlight: Short digital safety videos from HISD students win national recognition

HISD students have been busy this spring making short videos to teach their fellow students about digital safety.

The district’s Educational Technology department received 39 multimedia submissions from 61 HISD students (four high schools, two middle schools, and five elementary schools) regarding online safety, digital citizenship, and privacy security.

Of those, six were chosen by The Future of Privacy Forum to be featured on their website, and the creators each won a $100 Visa gift card.

Click on the links below to see each of the winning videos.

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board composed of leading figures from industry, academia, law, and advocacy groups.

The recipients of the Visa gift cards for the current cycle are:

Elementary Division 

Gen Gen – Online Safety (Burrus Elementary)

Amelia & Katherine – Phishing (Harvard Elementary)

Middle School Division 

Fayombi – Internet Safety (Hamilton Middle School)

Nora-Netiquette Matters (Henry Middle School)

High School Division 

Javier Lopez – Phishing (Sharpstown International)

Jules – No Phishing (Bellaire High School)