ABOUT CYBER CIVICS

  •  Emphasizes ethical and critical thinking skills.

  • Developmentally-appropriate for middle school.

  • Lessons delivered in-school or via Distance Learning during school shut-downs.

  • Scaffolds concepts to help students make sense of a complex digital world.

  • Covers digital citizenshipinformation literacy and media literacy

  • Send-home parent letters describe family activities that align with every lesson.

  • Schools in 47 U.S. states (and internationally) teach Cyber Civics.

  • Program enjoys a 98% renewal rate.

  • Designed by teachers for teachers. 

  • Curriculum is tech-agnostic. We receive NO funding from technology co's.

  • In addition to being based on academic research, Cyber Civics meets the Common Core ELA Standards, ISTE Standards for Students, PLUS the CASEL Core SEL Competencies (see our alignments).

  • "Innovation in Education" award finalist by Project Tomorrow and the O.C. Tech Alliance; founder received the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" from the Nat'l Assoc. for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).

  • Covered widely by the press, including this feature on the TODAY Show.

  • Incidences of poor digital behavior no longer demand administrative time or attention at participating schools (see testimonials below).

  • Test scores at pilot school rose consistently upon program inception. 

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Photo: Graber teaching Cyber Civics at Journey School. By Nirzhar, Business Portraits.

our STORY

In 2010, Journey School, a public charter Waldorf school in California, experienced its first-ever cyberbullying incident. Suddenly Principal Shaheer Faltas found himself facing a whole new world! A school parent, Diana Graber (founder of CyberWise) offered to help. She'd just earned an M.A. in a new field of study, Media Psychology and Social Change, authored "New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach" (JMLE), and was eager to put academic work into practice.

Faltas decided to let Graber convert weekly “Civics” classes into “Cyber Civics” and with help from top-notch academics and educational directors from around the US, this comprehensive digital literacy program was born. Today Cyber Civics is being taught to thousands of students around the world and is the topic of Graber's book "Raising Humans in a Digital World" (HarperCollins Leadership). 

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TESTIMONIALS

“Since Cyber Civics 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

School Administrator

"Teaching Cyber Civics to my 6th graders is the favorite part of my week. The program is so easy to use and teach."

Karina Salvesen

Teacher, Novato Charter School

Cyber Civics lays a strong foundation for healthy digital ethics, information and computer literacy for our children so when they face inevitable, difficult choices online, they will make the right decisions.

Dr. Paul Helfrich

Teacher, Westside Waldorf School

After seeing Cyber Civics I am happy to endorse it on behalf of Charters OC as a solution to helping young people learn how to use digital media competently and thoughtfully. Lessons on topics such as digital citizenship, information literacy, and media literacy are needed now more than ever. Students need these skills to prepare them for college, the workforce, and life in general.

Susan Mas

Executive Director, Charters OC

I really, really really suggest looking at these lesson plans I found them to be excellent and easily implemented. My students enjoyed the lessons and they led to interesting class discussions.

Michele Conyers

Teacher, Stone Bridge School

Over the course of three years 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

The thoughtfulness and breadth of the program is an asset to our school, and the parents are very happy to have "tech-driver's-ed" in our curriculum. 

Soni Albrecht

Teacher, formerly East Bay Waldorf School, now City of the Lakes Waldorf School

Cyber Civics is the best digital media literacy curriculum I've seen yet as it is developmentally based and creative.  The lessons are thoughtful, interactive and encourage kids to connect and collaborate about the very thing that has the potential of disconnecting them-- technology! As an Administrator I wanted a curriculum that was thorough, timely and reflected the true realities that kids may encounter online. The curriculum needed to be simple to use and ready to launch with a price that wouldn't break our budget. I also wanted a resource for parents and a place to access new apps and ask questions as they arose.  Cyber Civics has provided all of the above. I highly recommend this curriculum and commend Diana and her team for the creation of such a comprehensive and relevant curriculum.

Sheila Reilly

Former Administrator, Woodland Star Charter School

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Finalist for the Project Tomorrow/OC Tech Alliance "Innovation in Education" Award.

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