I hosted a discussion with Richard Culatta, the author of “Digital for Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World” and the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), on preparing kids to be successful in a digital world as we head back to school.

In “Digital for Good,” Culatta argues that technology can be a powerful tool for learning, solving humanity’s toughest problems, and bringing us closer together. He offers a refreshingly positive framework for preparing kids to be successful in a digital world – one that encourages them to use technology proactively and productively–by outlining five qualities every young person should develop in order to become a thriving, contributing digital citizen: Be balanced: understand when and how much tech use is healthy; Stay informed: discern between true and false information; Be inclusive: treat others with respect and kindness online; Be engaged: use tech to strengthen family relationships and community connections; Stay alert: exercise caution and create safe digital spaces for others. This practical guide will help parents and children discover the path to becoming effective digital citizens, all while making our online world a better place.