#ICANHELP shows students how to develop their own capacity to make positive changes online and encourages them to act on it. This transforms students and schools, creating a more positive culture and climate online and offline.
Leadership teachers Kim Karr and Matt Soeth co-founded a program called #ICANHELP, when inspired by a concerned student who contacted them about a fake Facebook page which was created to harm a local teacher. Kim and Matt realized that STUDENTS WANTED TO DO SOMETHING about drama, bullying and harassment on social media sites. The just needed the right tools to turn things around.
The #ICANHELP message is clear: One person has the power to make a difference and delete negativity online in his or her own life. More people can effect even more change. Through assemblies, presentations, social media campaigns, and student leadership training, #ICANHELP GIVES STUDENTS THE POWER to become digital leaders and “be the change they want to see” online. They have traveled all over the United States speaking to elementary, middle, and high schools, inspiring positive change in schools and in social media.
#ICANHELP is a project of the Net Safety Collaborative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.