Developed by a dedicated team of educators and law enforcement over eight years and tested with 20,000+ students, our programs are specially designed to guide today’s digital natives—elementary, middle and high school students—on smart, responsible internet use.
Meet The Team
As digital leaders, Marc and Jason had been helping out friends, neighbors and colleagues with ad-hoc, one-off discussions, presentations and advice around digital citizenship and internet safety. They have presented to countless companies, schools, neighborhood meetings, churches, and more over the past decade. It was clear there was a gap in knowledge, know-how and quality researched material.
In 2013, they discovered a program designed by the Douglas County (CO) Sheriff’s office that was the most progressive approach they had seen anywhere in the world at the time and used their curriculum (Youth Education and Safety in Schools) as the foundation for DFi.
Together, they assembled the expertise, platforms and skills to create the foundation of this effort, expanded the methodology, content and curriculum and launched it nationally. The program today is still provided at no cost to any state, school district or school who can use it.