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.

NPR’s Korva Coleman moderates a panel of national experts, including Tech Parenting Expert Denise Lisi DeRosa; Towson University Professor Andrew Reiner; Dr. Mike Ribble, Digital Citizenship expert, and Mount Hebron High School student Libby Milano.

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If you are unable to join us in person, you can email questions to [email protected], use #hococivil on Twitter, or watch at

HCLS MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950)

Thursday, Oct 8

6:15 – 7 pm  |  reception

7 – 8:30 pm  |  symposium

Sponsored by The Business Monthly, Friends of Howard County Library System, Nicodemus Communications Group, and Henry and Nancy Yee.

Presented in partnership with Baltimore Sun Media Group, Columbia Association, Howard Community College, Howard County Economic Development Authority, Howard County Public School System, and Voices for Change.