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As of January 2024, 276 Friend2Friend youth modules have been accessed by 6th – 12th graders across North Dakota.

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Kognito has announced they are sunsetting their brand. For this reason, North Dakota will only have access to Friend2Friend Student modules through June 30, 2025. We encourage 6th-12thgrade students to complete modules during the 23-24 and 24-25 school years.

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Engage students through interactive experiences to help them gain awareness, knowledge, and skills about important topics related to mental health.

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How to access Kognito

  1. Visit northdakota.kognito.com
  2. Select your school or district
  3. Login or create new account
  4. Launch Friend2Friend module
Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of Kognito?

There is no cost to utilizing Kognito. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division offers these simulations to all 6th-12th grade students at no cost.

How can I implement Kognito Friend2Friend modules in my school or district?

Friend2Friend peer modules can be used as a standalone training for students, or it can be rolled out in conjunction with other curriculum made available by Kognito to extend learning. The blended learning is ideal as it allows for pre-module and post-module activities to enhance student learning.

Students can create their own logins, or Kognito can support by uploading student rosters to the platform.

For support in implementation, including training and technical assistance, please contact Kayla Stastny at kastastny@nd.gov

How do I track students who have completed modules?

Once a module is complete, students will receive a certificate of completion.

Who do I contact for technical support?

For implementation support, including how to plan for the implementation of Friend2Friend modules, roster students, curriculum plan, implement extension activities, etc. contact Kayla Stastny at kastastny@nd.gov.

For technical issues such as creating an account, bandwidth questions, login issues, or other access concerns, visit Support Center (kognito.com) or contact Kognito at 1-866-449-8834.

A student has moved districts. Can their login still be accessed?

Yes, a student may login to the account of their previous school to print out certificates they have completed and create a new login for their new school, or Kognito can transfer that student account from the old school email address to the other. Please contact marques.nelson@kognito.com.  

How can I as a staff member review the Friend2Friend modules?

The Friend2Friend student modules are available in the review format in all ND school personnel accounts.

Who can facilitate Friend2Friend modules?
Any teacher can facilitate student modules. It is recommended facilitators review modules prior to implementation. It is suggested that an extra staff be available should students need to process content individually.
Who is the target audience for the Friend2Friend Modules?

The Friend2Friend modules are recommended for all 6th-12th graders in North Dakota as a Universal support. It is recommended students complete the module individually on their own device, but extension activities could be provided in individually, small group, or whole class setting.

Am I able to see the pre/post survey data for my students?

Data from the pre/post surveys taken by students for each module are collected anonymously. However, Kognito can pull this data per school to share. If interested in this feature, please contact marques.nelson@kognito.com.

What is Kognito’s privacy policy as it relates to student information?

Kognito does not store or use student emails. For further information, please review Kognito’s privacy policy.

Are parents able to view the Friend2Friend modules?
Parents can create a login the same way as a student. Once registered, they will select “parent” and be able to review the modules in their account.