Updated: Aug 20
As summer vacations come to an end, the excitement of a new school year begins to build up in classrooms across the country. For educators, this means getting ready to equip their students with essential skills that will prepare them for an increasingly digital world.
In the age of technology, it is crucial to educate young minds on responsible digital citizenship and ethical online usage. Thankfully, Cyber Civics, the premier digital literacy curriculum for middle schools, has proven to be a game-changer in making back-to-school time a breeze for teachers and their principals.
Empowering Teachers with Turnkey Lessons
One of the most significant challenges educators face as they head back to school is the pressure of designing engaging and effective lessons. This is where Cyber Civics steps in with its impressive arsenal of 75+ turnkey lessons. These comprehensive and ready-to-go modules cover essential topics such as media literacy, internet safety, privacy protection, and cyber ethics.
With Cyber Civics, teachers no longer need to spend hours planning and hunting for standards-aligned digital literacy lessons. Instead, they can focus on fostering meaningful discussions and guiding their students through important real-world scenarios they are likely to encounter online. By having a vast array of well-structured lessons at their disposal, teachers can make the most of their
classroom time while making sure their students are getting the digital literacy education today’s tech environment demands.
Building a Strong Foundation of Digital Citizenship
Digital citizenship is not just a buzzword; it's a fundamental skill set that children must acquire. As technology continues to evolve, so do the ethical dilemmas and challenges faced by young users online. Cyber Civics takes the lead in promoting digital citizenship by offering 25 tailored lessons that focus on responsible online behavior, empathy, and respect for others.
Build on That Foundation with Information and Media Literacy Lessons
Cyber Civics empowers students to be critical thinkers, encouraging them to question the authenticity of information they encounter online and understand how to protect themselves from potential cyber threats and harmful misinformation and disinformation. By learning these skills, students become informed digital citizens who can confidently use the Internet for research and study.
Tackling Cyberbullying Head-On
Cyberbullying remains a pervasive issue, affecting millions of students worldwide. Teachers, parents, and schools must collaborate to create a safe and supportive environment for all students. Cyber Civics plays a crucial role in the fight against cyberbullying by addressing this serious matter in its curriculum. Through several interactive lessons and thought-provoking activities, Cyber Civics empowers students to recognize the signs of cyberbullying, understand its impact, and learn strategies to protect themselves and their peers. By cultivating empathy and fostering a culture of digital responsibility, Cyber Civics helps students become allies in the fight against cyberbullying.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the significance of digital literacy education cannot be overstated. We are proud to stand at the forefront of the race to prepare students for a technology-driven future, enabling teachers and faculty to seamlessly integrate crucial lessons on digital citizenship and ethical online behavior into their school day. By offering a rich repository of turnkey lessons and tackling issues like cyberbullying head-on, Cyber Civics has revolutionized the way middle schools approach back-to-school.
Educators can look forward to a new school year with confidence, knowing they are equipping their students with the skills they need to be responsible, respectful, and resilient digital citizens. Together, let us build a brighter future for our students in the digital age.
Connor joined the Cyber Civics team in 2023 with experience in both social work and marketing. In 2020 he earned his LMSW in Texas where he worked as a therapist in a private practice. He made the switch from direct practice to marketing and worked with therapists to help market the profession and practice. Connor now works for Cyber Civics and Cyberwise. After earning his Bachelors's in English, Political Science, and Counseling from the University of North Texas, he went on to receive his Masters's in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Continuing his studies, he earned a certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Texas in 2022.