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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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.



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.


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.


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.

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.

Helping Girls Take Control of their Digital Lives: A Conversation with Mary Pipher

“Reviving Ophelia” author Mary Pipher talks with DFI about how adolescent and teen girls can take control of their digital lives— and what adults can do to help.


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

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

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

“Students who did vape stopped due to presentation…”

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

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

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

Children today need this more than ever.”

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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.

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