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This #DigCitWeek, support students' mental health and digital well-being.

Growing up has always had its challenges. But for kids today, social media and tech can amplify the typical stresses of adolescence. Common Sense's free lessons and resources are a positive and accessible way to help.

Our new Digital Well-Being lessons for grades 612 were co-developed with the Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education. And our new Device Advice lessons for grades K-5 are a great way to help young students build healthy habits with media and tech. 

Check back soon for more information and updates about special events during this year's campaign! 

See our 2023 Digital Citizenship Week calendars below:

Elementary School Calendars

Middle School Calendar

High School Calendar

Attend a Digital Citizenship Week event!

Please check back for more information about upcoming events.

New Digital Well-Being lesson plans for middle and high school

Our new Digital Well-Being lesson collection was created using the evidence-based principles behind cognitive behavioral therapy. Use these lessons to help your students develop agency, reduce anxious thoughts, and increase their mindfulness around media and tech use.

  • Engaging videos, lesson slides, handouts, and activities
  • Evidence-based interventions that are easy to implement in any classroom
  • Research-backed and co-developed with the Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education

New Device Advice lesson plans for elementary school students

Help young students build healthy habits for using tech in the classroom, and beyond! From device safety and care to active listening and avoiding distractions, use these quick lessons to create a positive culture for learning with technology.

  • Student-centered, video-based lessons with fun activities
  • Opportunities for kids to learn and practice norms for using media and technology
  • Support for modeling healthy boundaries with screens and devices

Get Recognized for teaching digital citizenship

Learn how to become a recognized educator with Common Sense! This free program for teachers includes professional learning, tips and resources for engaging families, and opportunities to grow your classroom technology practices. 

New for the 2023–24 school year: Already a Common Sense Recognized Educator? Our renewal process and timeline are changing. The good news? We've made it even easier to renew! Learn more on our recognition program page:

Promote digital citizenship with families in your community

Show families how you're preparing students for success in a connected world, and share helpful resources that families can use at home.

Thank you to our partners!

For more fun ways to participate in Digital Citizenship Week, check out Common Sense's digital citizenship content on Learning.com and Nearpod.