get started

Becoming a DFI instructor is easy! Just follow the steps below to help kids take control of their digital lives. And, remember— it’s 100% FREE.

how it works



Learn the lessons at your own pace


Download the presentations


Teach the lessons to kids in your community



Share DFI with others to make a bigger impact

start your training

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.



1. create account

Visit our training portal & create a free account.


Check out our lesson modules & subscribe to the ones you want.

3. join

After subscribing, select the green “JOIN” button on the next screen.

what happens next?

Once you’ve subscribed & joined the modules you want to learn, you’re good to go. The lessons will walk you through each topic with narrated presentations. After finishing each module, you’ll be able to download presentations to your computer and start presenting them to kids in your area.

get certified

Once you finish all the lesson modules, you’ll be able to dowload your certificate designating that you are a qualified DFI instructor.

we've got you covered

The downloaded presentations are full of tips & tricks to help you present the material, so don’t worry if you don’t have much experience presenting.


Here are just a few of the topics you’ll cover as you start exploring the curriculum. And we’re adding & refining it all the time based on the latest research.

parent academy

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

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.

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

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

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.”

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

“Appreciated the hands-on and group activities!”

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

“I like the practical examples.”

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

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“DFI lesson plans are easy to use!”

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“Students who did vape stopped due to presentation…”

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

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

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

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

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

“Great info! So important to talk about.”

“Highly engaging and participatory.”