Cyber Civics Mini: Year 1

A condensed version of our turnkey middle school digital literacy program that meets an urgent need to help youth become ethical, knowledgeable, and empowered digital citizens. This school-wide license includes lessons, video, full support and resources to teach key online safety lessons.

About this course

To meet the expressed need of many schools, after-school programs, church groups and home school families for a “short course” of Cyber Civics lessons on digital citizenship and online safety—we created this mini, yet powerful, series of lessons.

Cyber Civics “Mini” includes four of our favorite lessons from the year-long program. Each of these are a snap to teach and will give your students 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 to get our full program. So your investment of $149 will be credited towards the full Cyber Civics program, should you subscribe within 12 months of purchase. How awesome is that?

About Cyber Civics

There is a urgent and growing need to equip students with the skills to become ethical, knowledgeable, and empowered "digital citizens."  So in 2010, Journey School, a Waldorf-inspired public charter school in Aliso Viejo, California, launched a pioneering three-year, middle school digital literacy program—called Cyber Civics™—to address this need. Today this program is being taught in all kinds of in-school and home-school settings across the U.S. and internationally. It has attracted national media attention, been honored as an "Innovation in Education" finalist by Project Tomorrow and the O.C. Tech Alliance, and has yielded outcomes that have surpassed our expectations.  

We are thrilled to make Cyber Civics™ available to others--so that students everywhere can have access to these essential digital life skills. 

Visit our website: www.cybercivics.com

About Cyber Civics "Mini"

These lessons come from Cyber Civics: Level 1 which is packed with peer-to-peer learning activities that call on critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making through hands-on projects, problem solving, and role-play, all surrounding the topic of "digital citizenship" (the norms of appropriate, responsible, behavior with regard to technology use). It grew out of this published, academic research and can be taught entirely without technology (that's because experts widely agree that the most important new media skills are social and behavioral skills).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The price ($149) provides you with a school-wide license for one full year. 
  • Any teacher at your school can open a private account and get full support.
  • Includes curriculum, video, resources, support, professional development, parent engagement tools, and newsletters.
  • If you purchase the full Cyber Civics: Teach Year 1 program within 12 months, we will credit your investment towards purchase.
  • 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.  
  • For multiple school/district discounts, contact us.
  • Contact us for demonstrations or presentations.
  • Please download the complete Cyber Civics Year 1 FAQ's.

Contact us at support@cybercivics.com or call (949) 481-4319

Plus!

Testimonials

“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

"The thoughtfulness and breadth of the program is an asset to our school, and the parents are very happy to have "tech-driver's-ed" in our curriculum." 

-Soni Albright, East Bay Waldorf School

"We know that digital-citizenship education works. The Journey School in Aliso Viejo, a small Southern California city, is an example of a digital-citizenship success story. Since instituting a three-year middle school series on digital citizenship, information literacy on evaluation of online sources, and media-literacy courses to teach critical-thinking skills around media texts of all kinds—music videos, film, print advertising—the school has nearly eliminated bullying and behavioral issues and significantly boosted standardized-test scores."

-Education Week, July 2016

"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

 

About the Instructor

Diana Graber, M.A., a long-time Waldorf parent, developed and still 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; and CyberWise Certified, a self-paced, online learning certification program to help educators prepare to teach these lessons. She was honored with the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). As an Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) she taught "Media Psychology for the 21st Century." Her published paper: New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach (JMLE, 2012) provides the foundational research for the Cyber Civics™ program. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and many other publications.

Contact: support@cybercivics.com

Curriculum

About this course

To meet the expressed need of many schools, after-school programs, church groups and home school families for a “short course” of Cyber Civics lessons on digital citizenship and online safety—we created this mini, yet powerful, series of lessons.

Cyber Civics “Mini” includes four of our favorite lessons from the year-long program. Each of these are a snap to teach and will give your students 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 to get our full program. So your investment of $149 will be credited towards the full Cyber Civics program, should you subscribe within 12 months of purchase. How awesome is that?

About Cyber Civics

There is a urgent and growing need to equip students with the skills to become ethical, knowledgeable, and empowered "digital citizens."  So in 2010, Journey School, a Waldorf-inspired public charter school in Aliso Viejo, California, launched a pioneering three-year, middle school digital literacy program—called Cyber Civics™—to address this need. Today this program is being taught in all kinds of in-school and home-school settings across the U.S. and internationally. It has attracted national media attention, been honored as an "Innovation in Education" finalist by Project Tomorrow and the O.C. Tech Alliance, and has yielded outcomes that have surpassed our expectations.  

We are thrilled to make Cyber Civics™ available to others--so that students everywhere can have access to these essential digital life skills. 

Visit our website: www.cybercivics.com

About Cyber Civics "Mini"

These lessons come from Cyber Civics: Level 1 which is packed with peer-to-peer learning activities that call on critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making through hands-on projects, problem solving, and role-play, all surrounding the topic of "digital citizenship" (the norms of appropriate, responsible, behavior with regard to technology use). It grew out of this published, academic research and can be taught entirely without technology (that's because experts widely agree that the most important new media skills are social and behavioral skills).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The price ($149) provides you with a school-wide license for one full year. 
  • Any teacher at your school can open a private account and get full support.
  • Includes curriculum, video, resources, support, professional development, parent engagement tools, and newsletters.
  • If you purchase the full Cyber Civics: Teach Year 1 program within 12 months, we will credit your investment towards purchase.
  • 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.  
  • For multiple school/district discounts, contact us.
  • Contact us for demonstrations or presentations.
  • Please download the complete Cyber Civics Year 1 FAQ's.

Contact us at support@cybercivics.com or call (949) 481-4319

Plus!

Testimonials

“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

"The thoughtfulness and breadth of the program is an asset to our school, and the parents are very happy to have "tech-driver's-ed" in our curriculum." 

-Soni Albright, East Bay Waldorf School

"We know that digital-citizenship education works. The Journey School in Aliso Viejo, a small Southern California city, is an example of a digital-citizenship success story. Since instituting a three-year middle school series on digital citizenship, information literacy on evaluation of online sources, and media-literacy courses to teach critical-thinking skills around media texts of all kinds—music videos, film, print advertising—the school has nearly eliminated bullying and behavioral issues and significantly boosted standardized-test scores."

-Education Week, July 2016

"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

 

About the Instructor

Diana Graber, M.A., a long-time Waldorf parent, developed and still 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; and CyberWise Certified, a self-paced, online learning certification program to help educators prepare to teach these lessons. She was honored with the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). As an Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) she taught "Media Psychology for the 21st Century." Her published paper: New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach (JMLE, 2012) provides the foundational research for the Cyber Civics™ program. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and many other publications.

Contact: support@cybercivics.com

Curriculum