We help students develop good habits to be safe, smart, and healthy online.
DIG means: Digital Individual Guidelines for using technology responsibly.
The DIG Program for digital citizenship is an online course in Internet and social media safety for kids.
Registration is available for both schools and parents.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Sally, Mother of a Teenager
The DIG Program showed and explained useful tips to develop good habits in dealing with online and social media interactions. I will take actions based on what I learned. And, I will recommend this to my friends.
Lisa, High School Librarian
I love that your program is very comprehensive, student directed, and self-paced.
School Staff Development Trainer
I love how DIG focuses on promoting self-awareness. All too often, our students don't realize the impact that their online words and presence can have on others.
Middle School Principal
You have a nice program that I think will benefit schools that are lacking in curriculum for educating students on appropriate use of social media. I would be happy to recommend your program to districts that are looking for resources
The DIG Program is an online "CRASH" course for digital citizenship.
It provides guidelines for:
Conduct, Reputation, Authenticity, Safety and Habits
Students explore how their online behavior can have a lasting impact on their personal and school lives. Topics covered include cyberbullying, sexting, and the importance of reporting threats. The segment promotes good manners, thoughtfulness and empathy in their digital life.
Students learn about managing and maintaining their digital footprint through examples and exercises. The segment makes suggestions on how to be smart and safe about the content they post, including using social media to brandish a positive online reputation.
Students learn about the importance of authenticity. The segment stresses being genuine in all of their online activities and introduces the "3Vs Detector" for checking the validity, veracity and verifiability of people, apps and sites they engage with, including detecting fake news.
Students review the risks and consequences they face when they are online. The segment suggests actions they can take to limit the personal information they share, adjust privacy settings, be more mindful of what they post, and make their devices and apps more secure.
Students see how near-constant phone and apps usage negatively impact their mental health and well-being through dependency. The segment uses the Habit Loop to show students how to break bad habits and start new ones for a safe, smart and healthy life - both online and off.