Cyber Civics is the award-winning middle school digital citizenship and literacy program that meets an urgent and growing need to prepare students with the skills to be ethical, confident, and empowered digital citizens.
The curriculum includes three levels of weekly turn-key lessons in Digital Citizenship, Information Literacy, and Media Literacy For Positive Participation. It is easy for any school, teacher or after-school program to teach. Lessons emphasizes critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making about digital media issues... all through role-play, hands-on projects, and problem solving tasks. Based upon published academic research : New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach, it can be taught entirely without technology (that’s because experts widely agree that the most important new media skills are social and behavioral skills!). Learn how to bring Cyber Civics to your school.
Cyber Civics on the Today Show
The Book About Cyber Civics
What They're Saying About Cyber Civics
“Since cyber-life is imperative to a child’s future, isn’t it about time to demand that schools implement Cyber Civics classes?”
-Sue Scheff, in “Digital Citizenship Is As Important As Potty Training: Let's Start Cyber Civics Classes In All Schools”
In the four years since the Cyber Civics™ classes started at our school, there have been only three reported incidences of poor digital behavior; none in the last two years. This is unheard of in this day and age. What has been a small investment has paid off tenfold. Plus it allows us to put our energy on what matters most, learning and teaching in a happy, safe, and healthy community.
- Shaheer Faltas, Journey School Administrator
Working with DIana Graber and watching her develop the curriculum, I recognize that it is based on the the same cognitive developmental skills that are foundational to Waldorf teaching in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. While this curriculum has found a rich home in Waldorf schools that foster ethical development, it is a curriculum that can fit in all educational settings.
-Bonnie River, Chair of Hybrid Program Waldorf Teacher Training, Rudolf Steiner College
“We are not only citizens of the town, state, and country we live in, but also digital citizens in the online world. As such, how we interact with the community at large is an increasingly- important part of our lives. And just like a Civics class you may have taken in high school, every student in the near future will be taking a Cyber Civics class. It takes an iVillage to raise an online child.”
- David Ryan Polgar, Co-founder of the Digital Citizenship Summit on "Mass Appeal"
Cyber Civics on America Tonight:
“Journey School in Aliso Viejo, Calif., implemented a weekly course to help kids navigate the online world...a lot of young kids don’t appreciate that what they post is permanent, and need to be taught about how their digital footprint will live forever. To get this message through to the kids, nothing beats peer-to-peer interactions.”