- Pub Date : April 2022
- Author : Yuhyun Park
- Publisher : Penguin
- Category : Non Fiction
- Binding Type : Trade Paperback
- NO. OF PAGES : 224
- Mrp : 499
ABOUT THE BOOK
Do you know that 60% of children around the world have experienced at least one cyberrisk such as cyber-bullying, technology addiction, misinformation, online sexual exploitation, and others? The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the digitalization of global society. Cyber-risks among children, digital skill gaps and societal instability due to fake news and cyber-threats, are rapidly increasing and widening inequality. Amidst these challenges, how can we move forward to realize a better future?
This book is about Park's social impact journey to develop DQ (Digital Intelligence) as the global standard for digital literacy, digital skills, and digital readiness with the belief that 'technology is only meaningful when it enhances humanness'. This book shares over a decade of her experiences and insights on the empowerment of individuals across more than 80 countries with digital citizenship, which constitutes the core life skills that are needed in the digital age to minimize cyber-risks and maximize human potential. The story invites all people to envision how DQ can help to reshape technology, education, and wellbeing in the digital age.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Yuhyun Park is the founder of the DQ Institute and a world-leading expert in digital skills and child online safety. She created the Digital Intelligence (DQ) concept and framework, which was officially approved as the world's first global standard related to digital literacy, digital skills, and digital readiness by the IEEE Standards Board (IEEE 3527.1™). It was originally endorsed by the OECD, IEEE Standards Association, and World Economic Forum in 2018 as the foundation to build global standards and a common language for digital literacy and skills. Dr Park also developed the Child Online Safety Index, which is the world's first real-time metric tracker to help nations better understand their children's online safety status, and leads the #DQEveryChild initiative, which is a global digital citizenship movement that has empowered children, families, and teachers in more than 80 countries to date. In addition, she serves in various global leadership positions related to digital economy and education, including as the International Lead for Digital Economy in the G20 Civil Society (2020), head of the EQUALS ITU Digital Skills Coalition, and founder of the Coalition for Digital Intelligence. She has received numerous international awards, including recognition as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, and multiple UNESCO prizes. She co authored the Dictionary for Economics, which is the most widely used dictionary for economics in Korea. Her academic experiences include serving as an adjunct professor at Yonsei University in Korea and as a director at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr Park completed her Ph.D. degree and post-doctoral studies in biostatistics at Harvard University.