Mid-2017, the Institute collaborated with Jason Breed, founder of Digital Futures Initiative (DFi) to bring the #DQEveryChild movement to the United States. Over the summer, DFi worked to promote the DQ learning framework to educators and law enforcement officers within their instructor network and at conferences like the National Association of Resource Officer’s (NASRO) Conference in Washington D.C.
DFi also worked to pilot the 2017 DQ World platform at elementary schools in the U.S. Through their efforts of outreach, over 2,000 elementary school students were exposed to the DQ World platform and were able to use it to learn about key digital skills like cyber security and digital empathy.
Finally, the Institute and DFi offered schools the opportunity to understand their student’s current digital habits and exposure to cyber-risks through the 2017 DQ Study. Schools can use this knowledge to develop their own pedagogies with DFi for digital citizenship education to complement the DQ World programme.