Digital Citizenship

Everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.

Help students take ownership of their digital lives.

Common Sense digital citizenship topics include media balance, cyberbullying, news and media literacy, online privacy, digital footprint, and communication.

All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Our award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:

  • Addresses top concerns for schools.
  • Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills.
  • Supports educators with training and recognition.
  • Engages the whole community through family outreach.

Free lessons for every grade.

Available now! New lessons to address your changing needs in the classroom.

Ready-to-teach lessons for grades 3–5 are here! Full curriculum update coming by fall 2019.

Backed by research. Inspired by real life.

Project Zero

Designed and developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education -- and guided by research with thousands of educators -- each digital citizenship lesson takes on real challenges and digital dilemmas that students face today, giving them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens tomorrow.

Award-winning lesson plans and interactive games:

Digital Innovation in Learning Awards, 2014
Tech & Learning Award of Excellence, 2014
Serious Play Awards Bronze Medal Winner, 2012
eSchool News Reader's Choice Award, 2013–2014
Best Website for Teaching & Learning: American Association of School Librarians, 2016

"Digital citizenship is one of the most important elements in our lives. We use your resources every day. Thank you!"

Metin Ferhatoglu, educator

Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

Digital Citizenship in Action

Teachers using our digital citizenship resources worldwide
50 States
Using our curriculum in their schools
Find us on Facebook

Join our community in the Common Sense Educators Facebook group.

Subscribe for videos

Subscribe for videos about great digital tools, teaching tips, and more.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us to stay on top of the latest #DigCit developments.

Thanks to Our Supporters

  • Best Buy Foundation
  • Bezos Family Foundation
  • Hearst Foundations
  • Morgan Family Foundation
  • Niagara Cares
  • Sherwood Foundation
  • Symantec
  • Wasserman Family Foundation