Embrace Civility in the Digital Age promotes approaches to address youth well-being and risk in the digital age in a manner that promotes positive norms, increases effective skills and resiliency, and encourages young people to be helpful allies who positively intervene when they witness peers being hurt or at risk. (If you are looking for the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, you found me – this is my new name.)
Issue Briefs & Reports
Much of the work of Nancy Willard has been in the creation of reports that provide guidance on critical issues. You can access these reports and Issue Briefs on these pages. This page also links to all of Nancy’s legacy reports, and materials that support her book Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats.
Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand
Embrace Civility in the Digital Age’s innovative new student-led, positive norms approach to support positive peer intervention in situations involving bullying and other hurtful behavior.
Cyber Savvy is a student-led, positive norms approach to teach upper intermediate, middle, and high school students (grades 5 – 12) about digital safety, including effective digital decision-making, safe posting of personal information, digital relationships, social networking, cyberbullying, and digital dating/exploitation.
Positive Relations @ School
Positive Relations @ School is Embrace Civility’s new initiative that will provide guidance to schools on how to reduce bullying and harassment and limit its harmful effects in a manner that will both effectively address the well-being of students and assist schools from avoiding litigation and civil rights enforcement actions.
Embrace Civility Network
Nancy Willard, director of Embrace Civility in the Digital Age, has been coordinating a private Google group that brought together educators, researchers, risk prevention professionals, educational technology professionals, school librarians, law enforcement and others to focus attention on digital citizenship and effective risk prevention and intervention in the digital age. This group is now publicly accessible through the Embrace Civility Network page.