Who We Are

The Digital Citizenship Institute is committed to promoting social good through the use of social media and technology. We are a diverse group of individuals who think differently and believe in amplifying the positive and practical applications of learning in the digital age. We partner with districts, schools, parents and organizations to provide a community approach to digital citizenship.

How Are We Different

The Digital Citizenship Institute provides a community-driven approach to educating and empowering digital citizens to create solutions in local, global and digital communities. The Institute turns negatives into positives and helps to transform participants into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators, problem solvers and justice-oriented digital citizens.

white paper:

digital citizenship: a holistic primer


The purpose of this paper is to describe in, broad terms, the nature and purpose of Digital Citizenship, as well as how and why it has assumed a position of importance in the education of our children. This paper also considers how Digital Citizenship is currently being employed and managed in schools and the kinds of role we can expect it to play in the future.

digital citizenship defined

What is Digital Citizenship? Generally speaking, it is a term the education world has adopted to describe a broad area of inquiry and activity related to the ethics, concerns and opportunities associated with living a digital lifestyle. Digital citizenship reflects… [read more]

Around the World During SkypeAThon 2016

As @CurranCentral said during his TEDxYouth talk last April, “If you want us to learn about the world, we need to learn with the world.” This week, we put those words into action as we participated in the SkypeAThon 2016. The Digital Citizenship Institute and DigCitKids connected with five classrooms in Scotland, a classroom in Ontario, two classrooms in Pennsylvania, a classroom in Texas and we also made one Skype call to Kenya. As a mother/son digital citizenship team, we traveled approximately 25,681 miles over the 48 hour event contributing to the total of almost 10 million miles of global learning that happened around the world. […]

By | December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Global MakerDay

A video blog entry.

By | November 26th, 2016|0 Comments