CYBER CIVICS FOR HOMESCHOOL, SMALL GROUPS & DISTANCE LEARNING
Whether you are a homeschool family, a small community group, or a parent who wants their children to benefit from lessons on safe and responsible technology use, you can get the same comprehensive curriculum schools in 48 US states (and internationally) rave about to use at home with your children (and their friends...up to 10!).
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What is Cyber Civics?
Cyber Civics is a comprehensive, hands-on, activity-packed curriculum that includes lessons plans, slides, videos, and more. Our program makes it easy for you to teach essential digital literacy skills to middle school students. It covers "digital citizenship" (the norms of appropriate, responsible, behavior with regard to technology use), "information literacy" (knowing how to find, retrieve, analyze, and use online information), and "media literacy" (using critical thinking skills to analyze media messages). It layers lessons so that a complex digital world makes sense to young people.
Cyber Civics lessons call on critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making through hands-on projects, problem solving, and role-play. Tested and refined for over ten years in classrooms across 48 US states and internationally, lessons meet educational standards and can be taught in the classroom or at home (even in the event of remote learning). Our goal is to help you raise ethical, safe, and productive digital citizens. Many parents ask for students to get these lessons before they receive their first mobile device.
"How great it was to not have to plan these lessons myself - usually I have to do all the hard work and, apart from a few tweaks to adjust for the fact we weren’t in a group - I could pretty much pick up the lesson plans and go.”
-Cathy Wall, Home School Parent
"As part of a small home school group we were so excited to find your program! It was easy to teach and we all learned just as much as our kids! Thank you so much for making it available at such a great rate for home school families."
-Sheila Eckhart, Home School Parent
Frequently Asked Questions
Subscribing to Level 1 gives you access to sequential lesson plans, activities, slides, videos, guides, fillable forms for students, and ongoing support for one full year.
Subscribing to all 3 Levels gives you access to over 75 sequential lesson plans, activities, slides, videos, guides, fillable forms for students, and ongoing support for three full years.
Resources are always current and constantly updated in order to keep up with an ever-changing digital world!
You'll receive a monthly newsletter announcing new lessons and resources.
For online demonstrations or onsite presentations, contact us.
(learn more here)
UNIT 1: Becoming a De-"Tech"-Tive*
UNIT 2: Citizenship
UNIT 3: Your Digital Reputation
UNIT 4: Ethical Thinking
UNIT 5: Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
UNIT 6: Identity & Privacy
(learn more here)
UNIT 1: Learning Balance
UNIT 2: Online Safety & Security
UNIT 3: Searching the Web
UNIT 4: Your Personal Information
UNIT 5: Copyright| Fair Use | Public Domain
UNIT 6: How To Use Wikipedia
MEDIA LITERACY FOR POSITIVE PARTICIPATION
(learn more here)
UNIT 1: Living in a Participatory Culture
UNIT 2: Calling on Critical Thinking
UNIT 3: "Fake" News
UNIT 4: Stereotypes & Media Representation
UNIT 5: Visual Literacy
UNIT 6: Sexting
UNIT 7: Digital Leadership
EXTRA UNIT: Research Skills
Brand New for Homeschoolers!
With more content at our fingertips than ever before, it can be overwhelming to ensure that what kids are watching is appropriate and thoughtful.
Join kids media expert CJ Lindsey (who was homeschooled!) and digital literacy teacher Peter Kelley as they give you the information and tools you need to feel confident about what your kids are watching, where they are watching it, and what it all means.
Coming to your favorite podcast platform soon!