Internet Safety Curriculum

Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade High School

 

 

Kindergarten Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Young children need adult guidance when using the internet.

Focus

Safety

Objectives

  • The student will learn the difference between programs that are on an individual computer and websites.
  • The student will learn that when they are visiting websites they need to think safety first.

Terminology

Internet (the web), websites

Activities

  • CyberSmart Lesson: "Go Places Safely"
  • Discuss the computer safety rules such as Kids Rules for Online Safety from Safekids.com, and the division Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • Use the Netsmartz activity, What 2 Do on the Web? to introduce the variety of ways students may use the internet.
  • Watch NetSmartz video, Be Safer Online and discuss the three rules.
  • Provide opportunity for students to play Net Smartz games such as: UYN: The Internet Safety Game, Router's Bone Toss, Maze Game, Where's Clicky?, Clicky's Coloring Book, and Net Smartz Coloring Book.
  • Remind students that they should always be with a parent or trusted adult when using the Internet.

Additional Resources

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


 

First Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Children need to learn to use the computer and the internet in an honest and respectful manner.

Focus

Computer Ethics

Objectives

  • The student will learn that material found on the computer is someone's property and needs to be respected.
  • The student will be introduced to how to cite material found on the computer through teacher modeling.

Terminology

internet, copyright

Activities

  • Discuss the computer safety rules such as Kids Rules for Online Safety from Safekids.com, and the division AUP.
  • Short 15 minute ethics lesson from CyberSmart
  • Post a picture created by one of the students with your name on it. Ask them if it is okay to do that. How do they feel if you say that you did the picture? When using a website with students, talk about how someone worked hard to create the website and it wouldn't be right to copy it.
  • Looney Tunes Teaches the Internet - What is the Internet? What can you do on the Internet? Explore the concepts and then take a quiz.
  • Review the NetSmartz video and games used in Kindergarten.
  • Remind students that they should always be with a parent or trusted adult when using the Internet.

 

Additional Resources

  • Watch and discuss the "Faux Paw" video (click "Watch Video"), or read the larger "book" version with the students, which allows you to advance the story at your own pace - works great with a SMART Board!

 

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


 

Second Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Children need to recognize the need for privacy.

Focus

Protecting Personal Information

Objectives

  • Students will understand the difference between web page content and advertising including pop-up windows on the web page.
  • Students will understand the importance of protecting personal information and/or passwords.
  • Students will practice safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
  • Students will recognize, avoid and report online solicitations by sexual predators.
  • Students will recognize the risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
  • Students will recognize and avoid unsolicited or deceptive online communication.
  • Students will recognize and report online harassment and cyberbullying.

 

Terminology

webpage, advertising, strong password, pop-up windows

Activities

Additional Resources

 

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


 

Third Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Focus

Student privacy, strong passwords, Acceptable Use Policy

Objectives

  • Students will understand the importance of keeping personal information private.
  • Students willl be able to create a strong password.
  • Students will recognize, avoid and report online solicitations by sexual predators.
  • Students will recognize the risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
  • Students will recognize and avoid unsolicited or deceptive online communication.
  • Students will recognize and report online harassment and cyberbullying.

Terminology

chat rooms, identity theft, instant messaging, phishing, spam, cyber bully

Activities

Additional Resources

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

 


 

Fourth Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Focus

Never meet people in real life that you met online, your Internet footprint

Objectives

  • Student will understand that strangers form the internet may not always be who they say they are.
  • Students will understand that they should never meet people in real life that they meet online.
  • Students will explore how information put on the internet can be seen by others, and stay there forever.
  • Students will recognize, avoid and report online solicitations by sexual predators.
  • Students will recognize the risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
  • Students will recognize and avoid unsolicited or deceptive online communication.
  • Students will recognize and report online harassment and cyberbullying.

Terminology

chat rooms, identity theft, instant messaging, phishing, spam, privacy

Activities

o        Download the lesson plan, teach the lesson, and complete the activity sheets for the "Private Information" lesson

Additional Resources

 

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


 

Fifth Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Focus

Privacy, you be the filter, networking dangers on the internet

Objectives

  • Students will evaluate whether internet content is appropriate or inappropriate material.
  • Students will understand the importance of telling an adult, so that other younger children will not be expose.
  • Students will understand basic concept of "being watched" on the net and making decisions based on privacy.
  • Students will understand that there are bad people who may use the internet to prey on children.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of information protection.

Terminology

chat rooms, identity theft, instant messaging, phishing, spam, accuracy of information

Activities

  • Discuss the computer safety rules that are posted in the lab and the division Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • Netsmartz Rules activities explore the negative things students may encounter on the web.
  • The Netsmartz video, The Boy Who Loved IM, discusses instant messaging.
  • Watch the Tracking Teresa video to see how personal information can be located even when it is not given out directly.
  • As part of a research project have a class discussion about evaluating research material from the internet using CyberSmart Lesson "Evaluating Searches"
  • Use the Pacific Tree Octopus website to demonstrate that everything on the Internet is not true.
  • Disney's Surf Swell Island helps students to learn and use good online practices.
  • Netiquette with CyberSmart

Additional Resources

 

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


 

Sixth Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Focus

Copyright, Cyberbullying, harassment, fair use, social networking, email, IM, citations

Objectives

  • The students will demonstrate knowledge of ethical, cultural and societal issues related to technology (password privacy, creating strong passwords, sharing information online).
  • The students will demonstrate responsible use of information and software, including abiding by copyright regulations and the division’s Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • The student will describe what constitutes cyberbullying and harassment and understand their ramifications.
  • Students will recognize safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
  • Students will recognize, avoid and report online solicitations by sexual predators.
  • Students will understand the risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.

Terminology

cyberbullying, cybercrime, cybersecurity, predators, copyright, fair use

Activities

Additional Resources

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


 

Seventh Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Focus

Evaluation of web sites, Protecting your identity, Instant messaging/chatting

Objectives

  • The students will demonstrate knowledge of email safety, viruses, chat rooms, and predators.
  • The students will learn how to evaluate websites for accuracy and bias.
  • The students will understand steps to take to protect their identity.
  • Students will recognize safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
  • Students will recognize, avoid and report online solicitations by sexual predators.
  • Students will understand the risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.

Terminology

blogging, chatrooms, cyberstalking, file sharing, filter, instant messaging, phishing, social networking, viruses, spyware, sexting, copyright, fair use, Freedom of Information Act

Activities

 

Additional Resources

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

Eighth Grade Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Focus

Plagiarism, Social Networking, Predators

Objectives

  • The students will discuss appropriate use of technology and the need for laws governing its use.
  • The students will understand the dangers associated with the following: blogging, chat Rooms, email, file sharing.
  • The students will demonstrate responsible use of school-provided email account.
  • The students will learn about the dangers associated with social networking and the need to keep all personal information private.
  • Students will recognize safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
  • Students will recognize, avoid and report online solicitations by sexual predators.
  • Students will understand the risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.

Terminology

identity theft, spam, footprints, Web 2.0, blog, wiki, citations, fair use, copyright, Freedom of Information Act, Child Online Protection Act

Activities

Additional Resources

Related Standards Of Learning

Digital Citizenship

 

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

a.

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

b.

exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

c.

demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d.

exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


 

High School Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview

Integrating Internet Safety and Digital Ethics into the high school classroom includes:

  • Periodically throughout the year observe national, state and local net safety events with specialized activities.
  • Tie lesson content with cyber character education. Classroom lessons and lab time provide "snippets" on net safety focus points.
  • Upper teenage level discussions of social issues of the web and how they relate to their social lives offline.

General Activities Include

  • Watch videos and engage in discussion about net safety topics.
  • Use current events and classroom related topics to initiate discussion on their relationships to the internet, digital ethics and cyber character.
  • Teachable moments including web based research for all classes, language arts activities, Health/PE(Family Life), Social Studies/Government projects.
  • Use web2.0 tools for collaborations with other students including blogs.

9-12 Focus Points

  • Cyber Character: Social Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Online Communications: Email, IM, Chat Rooms, Blogs, Gaming
  • Cyber Predators
  • Intellectual Property & Fair Use
  • Career/Job ethics in relation to cyber character

Focus Point #1   Cyber Character: Social Networking

Objectives:

  • Students will be able to draw correlations between cyber and physical communities.
  • Students will be made aware of the laws and rules applicable to cyber and physical communities.
  • Students will distinguish between appropriate vs. inappropriate online materials.
  • Students will discuss issues related to cyber bullying and cyber ethics.
  • Students will critique privacy issues as they relate to safe website design.

Activities/Resources:

  • Discuss the computer safety rules that are posted in the lab and the division Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • Use web pages to explore various risks that teens may encounter on the internet. (See high school resources below.)
  • Photojournalism, Communications classes: Spotswood High School video clips on net safety for voting in class "which one did you like best and why"
  • Students can create their own public service announcement after viewing PSA from web. Example: SHS PSAs
  • Government class (Grade 12): Resource Officer "Class Action" covers topics including personal information online and cyberbullying
  • English class (Grade 9): 9th grade Orientation by Media Specialist and ITRT includes discussions on research, passwords, online communities
  • Discussion on passwords and compromising your accounts. Video Netsmartz: Broken Friendships

Terminology: cyber bully, cyber harrassment privacy, "social networking"

Focus Point #2   Cyber Security

Objectives:

  • Students will discuss issues related to identity theft, malicious code, phishing and pharming, and spyware.
  • Students may also relate current event issues to Homeland Security, National Student Watch, and Acceptable Use Policies.
  • Students examine issues with privacy and protecting personal data.

Activities:

  • Discuss the computer safety rules that are posted in the lab and the division Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • Government class (Grade 12): Resource Officer "Class Action" covers topics including personal information online and cyberbullying
  • Language Arts Project(essay, video story/PSA, blog discussion group) on identity theft using the FTC page for content
  • Discuss of student use of tool: Google. Google and Other Mashups ... "What are they doing with your information?" MasterPlan and the Power of Google

Terminology: identity theft, malicious code, phishing, pharming, spyware, fraud, urban legend

Focus Point #3   Personal Safety: Online Communications, Email, IM, Chat Rooms, Blogs, Gaming

Objectives:

  • Students will learn what they should and should not do to keep themselves safe while engaging in online communications.
  • Students will understand the danger of choosing the wrong friends to interact with online.
  • Students will understand issues concerning misinformation including fraud, urban legends and spam.

Activities:

  • Discuss the computer safety rules that are posted in the lab and the division Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • Computer Literacy classes discuss gaming ethics and interactions with malcontents known as griefers and cyberbullys
  • Government class (Grade 12): Resource Officer "Class Action" covers topics including personal information online and cyberbullying
  • Sociology class or health class (9th): harrassment and appropriate verbal communication(Netsmartz video (You Can't Take It Back)
  • English class (Grade 9): 9th grade Orientation by Media Specialist and ITRT includes discussions on research, passwords, online communities
  • AirDogs game from WebWiseKids.org
  • Discussion of online crime, urban legends and fraud using www.snopes.com

Terminology: AUP, "urban legend", hoax, "good vs bad password", harrassment, griefer, dissing, cyberbully

Focus Point #4   Personal Safety: Cyber Predators

Objectives:

  • Students will be made aware of characteristics and grooming processes of online predators.
  • Students will research current statistics on internet safety and predator activity on the web including DOPA.
  • Students will examine the types of "risky behavior" that attract predators. The "Top Five Risky Behaviors to Avoid"

Activities:

  • Sociology class or Health/PE class: View and discuss Katies story: WebWiseKids.org - Katie's Story Video-Top Rated-Real Person
  • Class Discussion on how young people represent themselves online. Use MySpace as a resource to start a conversation about contemporary fashion, ideals, and media images.
  • Sociology class, family life class or any class teaching communication: Use the document "Online Predators and Their Victims" as a reference point for class discussion, short papers, etc.
  • Using Danah Boyd's article at Knowledge Tree, discuss why the web makes it more dangerous to live socially in public.

Terminology: cyber bully, disclocure, privacy, "social networking", "privacy setting", stalker, DOPA

Additional Resources for High School Classroom Use

Related Standards Of Learning