Teach Digital Citizenship with Dilemmas and Thinking Routines

Use digital dilemmas and thinking routines to empower students in their digital lives.

Young people are constantly navigating digital dilemmas, which don't always have right or wrong answers. How much connection is too much? What does it mean to be a good friend in a social media world? How should they respond to online hate speech? Based on research by Carrie James and Emily Weinstein at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the middle and high school Digital Citizenship Curriculum includes digital dilemmas and thinking routines. Educators can use these resources to help students develop skills and dispositions to respond to real-world dilemmas in thoughtful, effective, and empathetic ways.

Explore Digital Dilemmas

Keys to Using Digital Dilemmas


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Digital Habits Check-Up

Digital Habits Check-Up helps students identify their digital habits and make positive changes that support their well-being.

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Feelings and Options

Feelings and Options is a thinking routine that supports communication, empathy, and thoughtful decision-making for digital dilemmas in social life.

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Take a Stand

Take a Stand is a thinking routine designed to be used with digital dilemmas related to privacy, community, and civic life, getting students to consider their own and others' perspectives.