An Internet Safety Curriculum Guide for Teachers
The Internet is a wonderful resource for children as well as adults. They can get information, communicate, play games and so much more. However, the Internet is a place where potential dangers lie for those who are not aware of those dangers. Our children are using the Internet more and more. As they do, they are exposed to these potential dangers. How can we all protect our children from these dangers? Knowledge and awareness are the two keys to safety on the Internet.
In addition to keeping our children safe on the Internet, we need to help them become effective digital citizens. What is a digital citizen?
A digital citizen can be described as a person who uses appropriate, responsible behavior
with regard to technology use. A digital citizen is a safe Internet user.
It is the task of teachers, parents and guardians of our students to assist them in becoming safe, digital citizens who can use all the technology available to them effectively.
Here is a curriculum guide to lessons, activities and resources for each grade level. You may select the lessons and activities you feel best suit your students. In addition, there is links which contain more grade level organized lessons and resources, some links to other useful sites, and links to materials for parents as well.
Download the Internet Safety Guide K-12 as a PDF.
For these and more free digital citizenship resources, please visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
Visit the Niagara County Sheriff's Department to ascertain whether individuals convicted of crimes against children live near a child's home or on the route to school.
If you need more ideas and lessons arranged by grade level with plans and student sheets,here is a great pdf from Common Sense.