Fusfoo, a NEW Digital Platform for High School Students Creates the Next Generation of Journalists

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NEW YORK - March 12, 2019 - PRLog -- One of the biggest challenges parents and teachers face these days is monitoring the quality and content of their children's online interactions. Enter Fusfoo, a no-cost high school digital network that is created for one simple purpose: to give high school students a safe and engaging space to create and share content with their peers while developing their journalism skills.

What makes Fusfoo unique is there is no room for negative comments, bullying, or shaming. It gives students a safe, positive place to create and share video and editorial content with other students across a national network of fellow high-school students.

"By the second year, we had Fusfoo almost completely figured out. We now had green screens, lights, cameras, microphones, and more," said Cat A., a student at Delaware Valley High School in Pennsylvania. "People were doing interviews around the school on different topics while others wrote political or travel inspired articles. Everyone had a place and little niche. Fusfoo became a place where all of us have been given the freedom to do and say what we want in an amazing atmosphere and surrounded by the best people I could ask for. Fusfoo was the best thing to happen to DVSD."

"Fusfoo has transformed my high school journalism classroom," said Tracey King, Greater Johnstown Fusfoo Channel Supervisor. "Many students have responded enthusiastically to the opportunity to share their writing immediately and to receive their greatly valued feedback via likes and reposts. In fact, one student has transitioned from uninterested and non-performing to instead being enthusiastic and productive; even purchasing his own camera, developing a photography club, and envisioning becoming a professional photographer. Furthermore, the Fusfoo team has been very encouraging, supportive, and friendly along the way."

"Let the world meet the next generation of journalists," said John Tindall-Gibson, formerly of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS). "Fusfoo provides an attractive, smart platform for showcasing high quality student work—every kind of student composition and creative expression across the full range of curricula. What a wonderful way to give voice and vision to the awesome capabilities of young people everywhere! All schools should get onboard."

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Peer-to-Peer Learning


Each school's unique site on Fusfoo is created by students, for students—and available on the devices they live by. Not only are teens more likely to view content when it is available this way, they are more engaged when viewing content produced and developed by their peers. Students participating in their school's site build useful skills in the fields of digital communication, journalism, and web-based analytics.

Participating schools also become part of Fusfoo's national high school network, where they can view and repost thoughtful, relevant, age-appropriate content created by fellow students across the country on their own unique school sites.

The School Newspaper is Now Digital

Fusfoo gives today's high schools a way to bring all of their media onto a single platform. It takes the high school newspaper, A/V club, and sports reporting from version 1.0 to version 10.0—just like that!

Like the traditional school newspaper, students report on high school events such as sports, school musicals, and national honor society induction ceremonies—as well as local, community, national and world affairs. They are also given the opportunity to cover topics they are passionate and curious about, from science and sports to fashion and politics. Best of all, this content can be easily accessed, shared, and archived.

Who Loves Fusfoo?

"Fusfoo is uniquely positioned to discover today's talented journalists. While the platform enables students to express themselves on behalf of their school, it provides future journalists a chance to both discover their interests and develop a portfolio of work while they are in high school. This takes a school newspaper story and gives it a chance to be consumed across the country." – Tom Curley, Former President of Associated Press

"Fusfoo provides students with a healthy and bully-free environment and helps to foster long-term support for school districts." –Tara Gao, National School Superintendent's Association

"Fusfoo provides a safe, exciting and tech-savvy creative outlet for high school students' work. By combining video and editorial content onto a single platform, Fusfoo helps schools and students build portfolios while sharing intriguing news and articles with the broader Fusfoo network." – Laura Huggins, Sr., Director of Business & Partnership Services.

For more information, visit www.fusfoo.com.

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