Be Internet Awesome-Digital Citizenship
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Additional information below.
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Share with Care: Helping kids understand that what they post can be forwarded, copied, and found is crucial to staying safe online. Teach students how to recognize and steer clear of potentially embarrassing or even dangerous situations that could have lasting consequences.
Don’t Fall for Fake: Many details that raise “red flags” for adults can go overlooked by kids. Help them learn what they are, what to look for, and how to “rust their gut” when they encounter suspicious or possibly harmful emails, websites, and apps.
Secure Your Secrets: Help your students understand that privacy is more than just what they choose to share or not share online. This lesson helps students understand what information should be private and safeguarded – and what they need to do to keep it that way.
It’s Cool to Be Kind: The “golden rule” is just as important online as it is “IRL”. The internet can be a truly great place to learn when comments, conversations, and content are positive. Help students see how to make choices that disempower bullying behavior and create healthy, productive spaces to interact.
When in Doubt, Talk it Out: Reinforce lessons that parents and educators have taught from early childhood: When kids come across something questionable, they should feel comfortable talking to a trusted adult. Adults can support this behavior by fostering open communication at home and in the classroom.