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Cyber Civics for Families

This family version of our turnkey middle school program helps parents meet the urgent need to help youth become thoughtful, ethical, and smart digital citizens. Includes five activities, video, resources , and full support to teach key digital citizenship and online safety lessons at home.

About this course

To meet the expressed need of families for Cyber Civics lessons on digital citizenship and online safety that can be conducted at home, we created this short, yet powerful, series of activities.

"Cyber Civics for Families” includes five of our most popular lessons from the year-long program. Each of these are a snap to do at home and will give your children the skills they need to successfully face some of the biggest challenges of the online world.

The best news? We are so convinced you will love this short course that you will want your school to get our full program. So your investment of $49 can be credited towards the full Cyber Civics program for the school of your choice, should they subscribe within 12 months of your purchase. How awesome is that?

Ask us for the Parent Guide: support@cybercivics.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Includes 5activities, 4 videos, support, and monthly newsletter.
  • We accept secure credit card payments (Pay Pal, Stripe) via this site.
  • We accept Purchase Orders. For a quote or to pay via P.O., contact us.  
  • Contact us for online demonstrations or onsite presentations.

Contact: support@cybercivics.com Call: (949) 481-4319

Plus!

About the Founder

Diana Graber, M.A., a long-time Waldorf parent, created and teaches Cyber Civics™ at Journey School. She has an extensive background as a media producer and also co-founded CyberWise, a digital literacy resource for parents. As Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) she taught "Media Psychology for the 21st Century" to graduate students. Her published paper: New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach (JMLE, 2012) provides the foundational research for the Cyber Civics™ program. She  a regular contributor to HuffPost and others, and was honored with the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher" award from the National Association of Media Literacy Association (NAMLE). She can often be found on her mountain bike using her favorite app, Strava.

Graber's book: "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) tells the story of Cyber Civics.

Testimonials

"Test scores improved  and online bullying incidents have been virtually eliminated at a CA school that added this weekly digital literacy instruction to its curriculum."

Lauren Williams, District Administration Magazine

"If a Cyber Civics or digital literacy class is offered in your school or community, sign the kids up."

Kelly Wallace, CNN, "5 Things to Think About Before Buying Your Child a Cell Phone."

 

“In the four years since the Cyber Civics™ classes started at our school, there have been only three reported incidences of poor digital behavior; none in the last two years. This is unheard of in this day and age. What has been a small investment has paid off tenfold. Plus it allows us to put our energy on what matters most, learning and teaching in a happy, safe, and healthy community.”

-Shaheer Faltas, Journey School Administrator

“Over the course of three years working with Diana Graber and watching her develop the curriculum, I recognize that it is based on the the same cognitive developmental skills that are foundational to Waldorf teaching in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. While this curriculum has found a rich home in Waldorf schools that foster ethical development, it is a curriculum that can fit in all educational settings.

- Bonnie River, Chair of Hybrid Program, Rudolf Steiner College

"Cyber Civics is the best digital media literacy curriculum I've seen yet as it is developmentally based and creative."

-Sheila Reilly, Administrator, Woodland Star Charter School

"Since cyber-life is imperative to a child's future, isn't it about time to demand that schools implement Cyber Civics classes?"

-Online Safety Expert Sue Scheff, in "Digital Citizenship Is a Important as Potty Training: Let's Start Cyber Civics In All Schools

"Journey School in Aliso Viejo implemented a weekly course to help kids navigate the online world...a lot of young kids don't appreciate that what they post online is permanent, and need to be taught that their digital footprint will live forever. To get this message through to kids, nothing beats peer-to-peer interactions."

-Al Jazeera's "America Tonight"  

"We are not only citizens of the town, state and country we live in, but also digital citizens of the online world.  As such, how we interact with the community at large is an increasingly-important part of our lives.  And just like a Civics class you may have taken in high school, every student in the near future will be taking a Cyber Civics class."

-David Ryan Polgar, WWLP-22 News

 

Contact: support@cybercivics.com

Curriculum

About this course

To meet the expressed need of families for Cyber Civics lessons on digital citizenship and online safety that can be conducted at home, we created this short, yet powerful, series of activities.

"Cyber Civics for Families” includes five of our most popular lessons from the year-long program. Each of these are a snap to do at home and will give your children the skills they need to successfully face some of the biggest challenges of the online world.

The best news? We are so convinced you will love this short course that you will want your school to get our full program. So your investment of $49 can be credited towards the full Cyber Civics program for the school of your choice, should they subscribe within 12 months of your purchase. How awesome is that?

Ask us for the Parent Guide: support@cybercivics.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Includes 5activities, 4 videos, support, and monthly newsletter.
  • We accept secure credit card payments (Pay Pal, Stripe) via this site.
  • We accept Purchase Orders. For a quote or to pay via P.O., contact us.  
  • Contact us for online demonstrations or onsite presentations.

Contact: support@cybercivics.com Call: (949) 481-4319

Plus!

About the Founder

Diana Graber, M.A., a long-time Waldorf parent, created and teaches Cyber Civics™ at Journey School. She has an extensive background as a media producer and also co-founded CyberWise, a digital literacy resource for parents. As Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) she taught "Media Psychology for the 21st Century" to graduate students. Her published paper: New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach (JMLE, 2012) provides the foundational research for the Cyber Civics™ program. She  a regular contributor to HuffPost and others, and was honored with the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher" award from the National Association of Media Literacy Association (NAMLE). She can often be found on her mountain bike using her favorite app, Strava.

Graber's book: "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) tells the story of Cyber Civics.

Testimonials

"Test scores improved  and online bullying incidents have been virtually eliminated at a CA school that added this weekly digital literacy instruction to its curriculum."

Lauren Williams, District Administration Magazine

"If a Cyber Civics or digital literacy class is offered in your school or community, sign the kids up."

Kelly Wallace, CNN, "5 Things to Think About Before Buying Your Child a Cell Phone."

 

“In the four years since the Cyber Civics™ classes started at our school, there have been only three reported incidences of poor digital behavior; none in the last two years. This is unheard of in this day and age. What has been a small investment has paid off tenfold. Plus it allows us to put our energy on what matters most, learning and teaching in a happy, safe, and healthy community.”

-Shaheer Faltas, Journey School Administrator

“Over the course of three years working with Diana Graber and watching her develop the curriculum, I recognize that it is based on the the same cognitive developmental skills that are foundational to Waldorf teaching in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. While this curriculum has found a rich home in Waldorf schools that foster ethical development, it is a curriculum that can fit in all educational settings.

- Bonnie River, Chair of Hybrid Program, Rudolf Steiner College

"Cyber Civics is the best digital media literacy curriculum I've seen yet as it is developmentally based and creative."

-Sheila Reilly, Administrator, Woodland Star Charter School

"Since cyber-life is imperative to a child's future, isn't it about time to demand that schools implement Cyber Civics classes?"

-Online Safety Expert Sue Scheff, in "Digital Citizenship Is a Important as Potty Training: Let's Start Cyber Civics In All Schools

"Journey School in Aliso Viejo implemented a weekly course to help kids navigate the online world...a lot of young kids don't appreciate that what they post online is permanent, and need to be taught that their digital footprint will live forever. To get this message through to kids, nothing beats peer-to-peer interactions."

-Al Jazeera's "America Tonight"  

"We are not only citizens of the town, state and country we live in, but also digital citizens of the online world.  As such, how we interact with the community at large is an increasingly-important part of our lives.  And just like a Civics class you may have taken in high school, every student in the near future will be taking a Cyber Civics class."

-David Ryan Polgar, WWLP-22 News

 

Contact: support@cybercivics.com

Curriculum