K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Common Sense Digital Citizenship

Lesson Plans. Interactive Games.

Professional Development. Family Education.

Navigating cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and other digital dilemmas are a real challenge for schools. But technology also provides incredible opportunities for students to learn, connect, create, and collaborate in ways never before imagined.

Your school can build a positive school culture that supports the safe and responsible use of technology with Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Students can build skills around critical thinking, ethical discussion, and decision making. And you and your school can join thousands of others across the globe by getting recognized for your efforts.

Our turnkey curriculum includes comprehensive resources for students, like lesson plans, student digital interactives, and assessments, as well as professional development for teachers and materials for family education.

Three Different Formats

Select the best delivery method for your classroom.

The core Curriculum is made up of 65 grade-differentiated lesson plans based on the research of Dr. Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Student Interactive Games

Digital games that tackle real-world dilemmas.

  • Digital Passport
  • Digital Compass
  • Digital Bytes

Family Education

Our Connecting Families Program offers media-rich resources in English and Spanish to engage and educate families about technology and their kids.  

Ready to introduce our curriculum to parents?  This customizable introduction letter (en español) can help to inform parents more about our Digital Citizenship Program.  

Professional Development

With rich resources like online tutorials, webinars, and videos of exemplary teachers sharing their best practices and demonstrating how they teach the Curriculum, educators have everything they need to engage students and implement the Curriculum with fidelity.

How to Get Started

Whether you're a teacher, technology mentor, school counselor, or anything in between, start with our Scope & Sequence to determine which resources are right for your students. The Scope & Sequence consists of three units for grade bands K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, and four units for grades 9-12. Each unit is comprised of five lessons, family activities, and professional development resources for educators. Student digital interactives are also available for many of the units. The units spiral to address a cross-curricular approach, and build on each other by reinforcing developmentally appropriate topics. Teachers can use the units either sequentially by grade or at any grade level within the band. Join thousands of other educators across the globe in redefining how students are using technology, and get certified for your efforts.