Learning together as individuals, families, and organizations toward a more healthy, deliberate digital culture

"EPIK's discussion series is phenomenal! If you think about it, our interactions with our devices are affecting so many different aspects of our lives and that’s why so many topics are covered. It has been an eye-opening experience for me.”

A PTA Volunteer

"It's time to move beyond just stemming the tide of digital dangers and warning parents of rough waters ahead. The time has come to turn the tide and create real digital change in our homes and communities through a more positive approach.

This positive, collaborative approach is brilliant and groundbreaking. And I believe it is the key to bring real social change to the whole culture."

Dina Alexander, President and Founder, Educate and Empower Kids

"Many parents I have talked to have expressed a deep sense of helplessness and powerlessness in navigating the changing landscape around us.

The philosophical paradigm shift of the Positive Digital Citizenship Movement is empowering to so many women as we lead in our homes with our children."

Carolina Allen, CEO Big Ocean Women

"A Positive Digital Citizenship Movement isn't just making our digital world a safer place to live, learn, work and play. The movement is about intentionally making it more human."

Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Founder & CEO, Digital Citizenship Institute

EPIK is a certified Digital Wellness Educator

Digital & Civic Wellness Discussion Series

Access to content is good. Learning with and from others is better.

Applying wisdom toward a greater good is best. 

By participating in this free weekly discussion series (held online), you will have opportunities to:

  • Look inward: Define what deliberate digital and community engagement look like for you, based on your own guiding principles and values.
  • Build self-awareness: Practice research-based tips around a different facet of Digital Wellness each week. (For a sneak peek into some of the topics we discuss, see this self-assessment from the Digital Wellness Institute: https://bit.ly/3Qxjhal)
  • Engage with others: Share insights, questions, and experiences with the group. **You will also receive access to a library of resources and facilitation tools you can use to continue the conversation with others in your spheres of influence.
  • Reach outward: Define specific action you want to take in your community. More intentional digital use can free up energy and enhance our ability to focus on helping others.

Past participants have said things like "this was the highlight of my week" and "this was my favorite class I have ever taken." Many have commented on the unique values-centered approach of this series. One state PTA leader has said, "This course is phenomenal! If you think about it, our interactions with our devices are affecting so many different aspects of our lives and that’s why so many topics are covered. It has been an eye-opening experience for me.”

Registration is now open for the 9-week series that begins on September 15, 2022 in collaboration with the Utah PTA. You can register here: https://bit.ly/3LvozzX

EPIK also has materials that can be used in a family setting and customized to your family or group's needs...all at no cost to you. Please feel free to email michelle@epik.org for more information.

Note: The materials below are from a discussion series from earlier this year.

digital citizenship summit

DigCitSummit: EXPAND

EPIK hosted the 2017 DigCitSummit, which was different in many ways from a typical conference. Rather than having only one-way presenters or panels, much of the Summit was designed for roundtable sharing and discussion. Every voice mattered, including the voices of youth who attended and participated in the meetings. The theme of the Summit was EXPAND, to help attendees

  • EXPAND the conversation around kids and technology beyond just preventing the negative.
  • EXPAND their networks (people from various disciplines attended the Summit).
  • EXPAND collaborative impact toward a more Positive DigCit culture.

Watch videos from the conference, review roundtable discussion outputs, view presenter presentations, or join the #UseTech4Good conversation.

#UseTech4Good #DigCitSummit

#UseTech4Good Youth Extravaganza

A highlight of the Summit was a free community #UseTech4Good Extravaganza, where youth and young adults showcased positive ways they use technology with their families, friends, education, and community service.  

Special Guest Performances by Jenn Blosil (top contestant on American Idol), The Piano Gal (Sara Arkell), and SCERA Youth Theatre's national award-winning high school company, Acting Up!
Digital Citizenship Meeting

Community Meetings

EPIK has hosted various community events to foster collaborations with youth, parents, educators, businesses, nonprofits, public servants, faith-based organizations, and others. Bringing all voices to the table can help us collectively consider the challenges and opportunities around helping children and youth thrive in a technology-driven world.

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Other Impact

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

OUR TEAM

Jan Garbett, Founder

Michelle Linford, Executive Director

Aubrey Lee, Director of Digital Media

 

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Salt Lake City, UT 84103

 

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