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Our award-winning K–12 digital citizenship resources include lesson plans, digital games, assessments, professional development for teachers, and family education materials to teach students safe and responsible technology use. Navigating cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and other digital dilemmas is a real challenge for schools. With our free resources, students can tackle these topics head-on and build skills around critical thinking, ethical discussion, and decision making.
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