Digital Respons-Ability believes in a research and data-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 are forthcoming.
We are publishing our findings in a book for educators with Rowman & Littlefield projected to be published in Fall 2019. It will be a practical guide with curriculum, research and advice from the field. Stay tuned for updates about when you can pre-order your copy.