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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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

DFi Presents at the International School Safety Institute on Teen Culture

The first step in keeping our schools safe is raising empathetic, emotionally-aware kids.

Reading List

Learn the latest research to help kids & teens navigate today’s high-tech threats & take control of their digital lives. Updated regularly.

We’ve Completely Updated Our Curriculum!

See what’s new and how we’re making it even easier for kids to take control of their digital lives.

Drugs, Devices and Social-Emotional Learning Are All Connected

What the latest research tells us about emotional intelligence & teen substance use. From the Winter 2018 edition of NASRO’s School Safety publication.

What We Accomplished in 2018

DFI instructors made some incredible gains last year helping kids around the country. Here’s a look at what we accomplished together.

Nobody’s Fool: Helping Teens Fight E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette marketers know how to trick teens into becoming lifelong addicts, and the levers are hidden in plain sight.

Teens & Alcohol: Bad, but Better

Is teenage drinking just a rite of passage, or a gateway to serious substance abuse problems? What the data shows may surprise you.

THE IMPACT IS REAL

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

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

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

“DFI lesson plans are easy to use!”

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

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

“Appreciated the hands-on and group activities!”

“[A] real eye opener for students…”

“Teachers love this program and request these presentations.”

“The Parent Academy is always a big hit!”

“I like the practical examples.”

“Great info! So important to talk about.”

Children today need this more than ever.”

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

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

“An amazing resource.”

“The structure and content are easy to follow.”

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

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

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

“Highly engaging and participatory.”

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

“This curriculum needs to be in every school.”

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

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

“Students who did vape stopped due to presentation…”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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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.

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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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