The Digital Citizen Academy School Program is a research based, grade specific program designed to educate, empower, and inspire students to become responsible digital citizens.
Our program, developed and written by experienced teachers, is designed to work in accordance with individual grades, maturity, and experience allowing teachers to engage students’ current knowledge, restructure and remediate misconceptions, and empower students to have a voice in the digital world. Program results have proven that the Digital Citizen Academy School Program develops students’ abilities to make meaningful applications with their online choices and generalize learning to new problems and contexts.
With the speed of technology and how quickly it came into our lives, our students have often been handed devices and access to the internet without formal training on how to navigate it safely. Although no one wants to believe that the devices we use for everything from making phone calls, sending emails, or posting to social media could be something that develops into an addiction, impacts them on a social emotional level or puts our children at risk from online predators, it happens each and every day.
With nearly two decades working directly in the space of how technology impacts psychological well-being, Dr. Strohman, Founder and CEO of Digital Citizen Academy, felt it imperative that educators have tools to combat the true social and emotional toll their students face. The Digital Citizen Academy teaches students how to utilize the advantages of technology, while protecting them from its ill effects through awareness education, empowerment and leadership training.
The Digital Citizen Academy School Program provides educators grade specific content along with materials that include Teacher Resource Guides, Online Video Lessons, Student Activity Workbooks and Materials, Optional Pre and Post Assessments, a K-8 Scope and Sequence and Standards aligned to the Digital Citizen Academy Program. With the guidance of the instructor, module lessons can be taught over several weeks or months during the school year depending on your school calendar. It is at the discretion of each school or organization to decide how best to deliver the module lessons to their students. In order to make a sustainable impact on student learning, Digital Citizen Academy lessons are purposely designed to be no more than 30 minutes in length, giving instructors the flexibility and time for meaningful discussions, suggested activities, review and follow up as appropriate.