Empowering Teachers to Educate the Next Generation of Digital Citizens
85% of students admit to cheating using technology
80% of kids who have sexted are under the age of 18
20% of kids cyberbullied consider suicide
Research shows technology has both short and long-term negative effects on brain development and function. Long-term consequences include deficits in emotional processing, attention to detail, decision making and cognitive control which are key capacities fundamental to a student’s success in school.
Long-term cognitive changes are just one negative consequence of excessive technology exposure. Cyberbullying, technology addiction, inappropriate posting and cheating are the more commonly associated consequences of technology overuse and abuse. Unfortunately, the information that has been available for parents, educators and schools to inform students about these dangers has not kept pace with the rapid changes in technology.
We provide solution-focused, research-based courses built for teachers, parents and schools to address issues students face on a daily basis. The modules within the courses tailor the messaging and content appropriately to three different age groups on digital citizens. Currently we offer a K-2 course, 3-6 and then a combined middle school and high school course.
Through our program, schools and organizations have access to analytics tools that allow them to monitor results, track data and evaluate improvements within the school. Diversion programs are also available as a disciplinary option for students who are in need of more intensive guidance and education on the rules and regulations arounds responsible Digital Citizenship.