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

"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.

EPIK Deliberate Digital has been a powerful organization at the forefront of the movement for youth to use technology for good. 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 Wellness: Free Resources

Are you wrestling with how to approach technology use in a healthy way in your life or your home? EPIK offers a free community discussion series on Digital Wellness that can be customized for your group.

  • This series, called "Bringing Digital Wellness Home" takes a multi-faceted approach to Digital Wellness. EPIK's Digital Centeredness model is designed to be used with this self-assessment from the Digital Wellness Institute:
  • During the series, participants explore how to align digital use with personal (and/or family or workplace) values for better mental health, physical health, productivity, relationships, and digital citizenship.
  • Topics also include Social Development Strategy (a model from the prevention science world), and building media literacy/critical thinking skills.

One concerned parent and PTA leader who is engaging this multifaceted approach to digital health says, "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.”

The next series begins on January 27. Email for more information.

EPIK also has materials that can be used in a family setting and customized to your family's needs...all at no cost to you.

Note: The materials below are from our pilot series. More updated content will be coming soon.  

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.”


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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