Ursuline student Valentina Pescatore represented Teenangels at the World Economic Forum DQ Day on October 10, 2019 in New York where she participated in an informative and interactive session on Digital Intelligence (DQ). The focus of DQ Day was on current and future action to advance the DQ agenda beyond technical skills – like coding – to areas such as accessing technology, addressing digital identity, digital safety, digital emotional intelligence and well-being.
Valentina was privileged to meet Mei Lin Fung, Co-founder of People Centered Internet as well as Melissa Sassi, start-up program manager and IBM Z Influencer Ecosystem.
The Ursuline School chapter of Teenangels began 17 years ago under the direction of Ms. Parry Aftab, Executive Director of WiredSafety.org, the world's largest online safety and help organization and a 501(c)(3) corporation. Teenangels are volunteers who have been specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word to other teens, younger children, parents, and teachers about responsible and safe online usage.