Our Research

Digital Respons-Ability believes in a research and survey-driven approach to digital citizenship. We continually evaluate our curriculum based on survey, educator and our client’s feedback.

We base our curriculum using the prevention science model of risk and protective factors. We address the risk factors that can cause unhealthy behaviors online and believe that technology does not cause these issues, but can exacerbate them. Our curriculum addresses protective factors such as problem-solving skills and connecting to a larger community.

From our surveys with elementary workshops students felt safer online and more interested in STEM and tech careers after completion of our program. We have found similar results from our teen surveys.

Digital citizenship is a complicated issue that touches many subjects and we know that continuous research, evaluation and open-minded is needed to make long-lasting impact.

In January 2018 we published some of our findings in the International Society for Technology in Education’s magazine Empowered Learner. More articles can be found HERE.

We published our findings in a book for educators with Rowman & Littlefield. It is a practical guide with curriculum, research and advice from the field. Learn more HERE and purchase HERE.

We believe in protecting student privacy in our research. Pictures are never taken without express permission and names and identifying details of students are not shared. For more details see our Privacy Policy.