how it works
Every day, DFI’s digital citizenship curriculum is taught in hundreds of classrooms across the country. Maybe it’s because we’re a group of parents, educators, and law enforcement officials who have all been brought together by a common goal: to help kids thrive in today’s high-tech world.
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Teach kids the lessons in your community
childhood is changing
Teens say anxiety is a major problem
16 & 17 year olds admit to texting while driving
Young people see bullying in school
Sources: 1. Pew Research Center, “Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers.” 2. AAA, “SURVEY: TEENS ADMIT RISKY BEHAVIORS INCLUDING ‘TEXTING’ WHILE DRIVING.” 3. Johns Hopkins University, “Bullying and peer victimization at school: Perceptual differences between students and school staff.”
What we cover
See why thousands of parents, educators, and members of law enforcement in all 50 states turn to DFI to help kids make better life decisions. Our curriculum is updated regularly with the latest findings to help kids make smart decisions about the role technology plays in their lives.
ALL LESSONS ARE 100% FREE
The importance of being emotionally intelligent, having self-value over online perfection comparisons, and understanding the issues digital media creates.
Describes the impact drugs have on a child’s life & how drug industries target children. Teaches students to manage their feelings without relying on drugs.
Get teens to cultivate healthy relationships while focusing on kindness. Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and dating abuse are also covered.
Teach students the dangers of distracted driving & how to focus when behind the wheel. Encourages teens not to use devices while driving.
Built to help busy parents understand the role technology plays in their kids’ lives— and what smart families can do about it.
THE IMPACT IS REAL
“The slides are very easy to read and the pictures help keep the students’ attention.”
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“I plan on using this information for parents and staff within my school.”
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“We are very fortunate to have access to this curriculum.”
“Students who did vape stopped due to presentation…”
“Taught Digital Citizenship to 8th grade. Students were captivated…”
“The lessons have played a huge role in keeping our school as drug free as possible.”
“Your program has got to be the best in the industry!”
“Appreciated the hands-on and group activities!”
“[A] real eye opener for students…”
“Children today need this more than ever.”
“Best program I have ever used. I’ve been an SRO for 15 years and a NASRO Instructor for the last 5.”
“Teachers love this program and request these presentations.”
“Highly engaging and participatory.”
“Amazing info. Cannot wait to take it back home to our SRO’s.”
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“DFI lesson plans are easy to use!”
“Teachers and parents are excited that there is meaningful curriculum offered to teenagers.”
“This is a good spot to send SRO’s for resources.”
“Great info! So important to talk about.”
“I like the practical examples.”
“Fantastic! Informative and applicable for today’s culture.”
“This curriculum needs to be in every school.”
“I love the content. It’s easy to teach and more relevant than most materials I have seen.”
“[A] valuable way to connect with students…”
“An amazing resource.”
“Families contacted me and advised they had been talking about class at home…”
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Who uses DFI?
Here are just a few of the hundreds of organizations who use DFI to help kids take charge of their digital lives.