Cyber Civics for Home school, SMALL GROUPS & distance learning during covid-19

Whether you are a home-school family, a small community group, or a parent who wants their children to benefit from lessons on safe and responsible digital tool use, you can get the same comprehensive program that schools in 45 US states (and internationally) use to conduct these lessons at home with your children (and their friends...up to 10!).

DURING COVID-19 WE'RE OFFERING A SPECIALLY-REDUCE RATE (see below)!

"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

What is CYBER CIVICS?

 

Cyber Civics teaches essential digital literacy skills to middle school students. It is packed with sequential activities that call on critical thinking skills, ethical debate, and decision making through hands-on projects, problem solving activities, and role-playing games. 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 can be taught without technology (experts widely agree that the most important new media skills are social and behavioral skills) and it scaffolds important digital literacy topics so they make sense to young people.

We are fully aligned with ELA, Tech, and SEL educational standards, see how

Tested and refined by teachers in classrooms across 44 U.S. states and internationally over a decade, it grew out of published, academic research and has been honored as an "Innovation in Education" award finalist by Project Tomorrow and the O.C. Tech Alliance, and its founder, Diana Graber, received the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" from the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Her book—"Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) tells the Cyber Civics story.

 

Many parents want their children to experience these lessons before they receive their first mobile device.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Subscribing gives you access to over 75 sequential lessons and activities (downloadable PDF's), videos, guides, and ongoing support for one full year.

  • Resources are always current and kept 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.

About This Program

 

Launched in a public Waldorf-inspired public charter school (Journey School) in 2010, Cyber Civics™ is now taught in all types of schools, after-school programs, and by home-schoolers across 44 US states and internationally. It has received national media attention, been honored as an "Innovation in Education" award finalist by Project Tomorrow and the O.C. Tech Alliance, and its founder was awarded the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" from the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). A book—"Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) tells the Cyber Civics story.

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CURRICULUM


LEVEL 1:

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

(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

LEVEL 2:

INFORMATION LITERACY

(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

LEVEL 3:

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


 

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

2017 "Media Literacy Teacher" Award from NAMLE

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