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A comprehensive, turnkey digital media literacy curriculum that teaches young people how to build a healthy relationship with technology.

Cyber Civics

Orange County, CA, USA
Cyber Civics set out to answer a simple question: “How to help youth use technology safely and mindfully?” Today this in-classroom program is delivered by schools and community groups in over 40 US states and internationally. It covers digital citizenship, information literacy, and media literacy. Includes resources for families and educators, and aims to help everyone achieve digital wellbeing.
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Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology

Founder, Cyber Civics and Cyberwise. Author, "Raising Humans in a Digital World"
“Just as you wouldn't throw a child into a pool without swimming lessons, we should think twice about putting a powerful digital device in the hands of a young child without some basic training too!”

Founder, Cyber Civics and Cyberwise. Author, "Raising Humans in a Digital World"

What we do?

We help kids, teachers, and families learn essential "digital literacy" skills so that they will know how to use tech mindfully and safely. Our comprehensive in-school curriculum, Cyber Civics,  is supported by Cyberwise, a resource site for parents. We want entire communities to understand how to achieve digital wellbeing.

Why we do it?

We are passionate about the opportunities and possibilities afforded by technology, but realistic about the downsides of tech use when children are not taught how to use it safely, wisely, and most importantly, in balance with all of the other wonderful things that life has to offer. 

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Innovation Overview
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Target Group
55 000
Children/Users
7
Countries
2011
Established
For-profit
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Easy to deliver (approx. 50 minute) in-classroom lessons. Flexible hands-on, peer-to-peer, sequential activities. Materials delivered to educators via an online platform. On-going educator support. Send-home activities for families. Free resources via the Cyberwise website.
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Diana Graber
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