Digital citizenship for today's kids

Teaching digital citizenship to kids and teens, and helping them use the power of tech, devices & social media in a positive way.

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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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childhood is changing

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Teens say anxiety is a major problem

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16 & 17 year olds admit to texting while driving

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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

digital citizenship

The importance of being emotionally intelligent, having self-value over online perfection comparisons, and understanding the issues digital media creates.

substance use

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.

relationships

Get teens to cultivate healthy relationships while focusing on kindness. Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and dating abuse are also covered.

distracted driving

Teach students the dangers of distracted driving & how to focus when behind the wheel. Encourages teens not to use devices while driving.

parent academy

Built to help busy parents understand the role technology plays in their kids’ lives— and what smart families can do about it.

WHAT’S NEW

Quickstart guide to quality remote classroom experiences

Not all remote learning solutions are created the same. Here is our list of which apps are safe for kids—and which ones you should avoid.

My family is in self-quarantine. Now what?

Yes, coronavirus is a crisis. But even a crisis shouldn’t be wasted. Here are some ways to help your kids continue to grow & develop during this strange time we’re in.

Get the Child Online Safety Index!

Get your free copy of the first-ever Child Online Safety Index. See how each country compares when it comes to keeping their kids safe online.

Protecting Kids from Online Hate: An Interview with Sue Scheff

Author and activist Sue Scheff talks about the latest trends in cyberbullying and online harassment, and how kids can protect themselves online.

THE IMPACT IS REAL

“DFI lesson plans are easy to use!”

“Fantastic! Informative and applicable for today’s culture.”

Children today need this more than ever.”

“The slides are very easy to read and the pictures help keep the students’ attention.”

“Great material. I really hope more folks adopt this curriculum!”

“I plan on using this information for parents and staff within my school.”

“Students who did vape stopped due to presentation…”

“Appreciated the hands-on and group activities!”

“Teachers and parents are excited that there is meaningful curriculum offered to teenagers.”

“Today’s children need this more than ever.”

Your program has got to be the best in the industry!”

“This curriculum needs to be in every school.”

“The structure and content are easy to follow.”

“Families contacted me and advised they had been talking about class at home…”

“The lessons have played a huge role in keeping our school as drug free as possible.”

“[A] valuable way to connect with students…”

“Thank you so much for providing such amazing resources!!!”

“Great info! So important to talk about.”

“I love the content. It’s easy to teach and more relevant than most materials I have seen.”

“We are very fortunate to have access to this curriculum.”

“The Parent Academy is always a big hit!”

“An amazing resource.”

“Teachers love this program and request these presentations.”

“DFI’s curriculum is designed in a way to keep kids engaged…”

Taught Digital Citizenship to 8th grade. Students were captivated…”

“Amazing info. Cannot wait to take it back home to our SRO’s.”

“Highly engaging and participatory.”

“[A] real eye opener for students…”

“This is a good spot to send SRO’s for resources.”

“The program has had a good effect on the family. Great information to get discussions started at home.”

“THANK YOU for the amazing curriculum that is 100% free!”

“I like the practical examples.”

“Best program I have ever used. I’ve been an SRO for 15 years and a NASRO Instructor for the last 5.”

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Help support the country’s fastest growing digital citizenship curriculum and online training to protect America’s children online today. Fundraising helps keep our content up-to-date and provides training for instructors.

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.

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