Choose Civility Symposium: Would You Say That To My Face?

civility in social media

As technology increasingly shapes and informs how we interact with each other online, how can we foster positive communication through social media, and how can we encourage people to make good choices about the information they share? What does it mean to be a good digital citizen, and what impact does our online presence have on our off-line reputation? How and why do our online and offline personas differ? Could our online personas benefit from more deliberate thought about how we portray ourselves and interact with others? What role, if any, should civility play in our online personas? Learn how social media users of all ages can cultivate and demonstrate digital civility, appropriate communication, and personal responsibility when using social media platforms. (more…)

Congratulations to Civility in Sports Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to winners of the Civility in Sports poster contest.

Grand Prize Winner

Julie Wang, Centennial High School (Grade 9)


Grade K-2 Winner

Tejasvi Suresh, Bellows Spring Elementary School (Grade 1)


Grade 3-5 Winner

Reynaldo T Fernandez III, Elkridge Elementary (Grade 3)


Grade 6-8 Winner

Star Fernandez, Elkridge Landing Middle School (Grade 8)


The Grand Prize winner received a $50 Target gift card, and her poster will be reproduced for countywide distribution. Category winners received a $25 Target gift card.

All entries are on exhibit at the Columbia Association Art Center (6100 ForelandGarth, Columbia) through Wednesday, March 25.

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center, Howard County Library System, and Howard County Public School System.