Internet Safety - Digital Citizenship

Internet Safety
General Resources    •    Lesson Plans

General Resources

Be Internet AwesomeBe Internet Awesome
Be Internet Awesome includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.
Common Sense Media: Digital CitizenshipCommon Sense Media: Digital Citizenship
Teach students to use technology safely and responsibly with our K–12 curriculum, lesson plans, trainings, and family support tools.
Digital Respons-AbilityDQ World
Innovative, research-backed educational tools that help children unlock their potential with core skills and values for the digital age.
Digital Respons-AbilityiKeepSafe
iKeepSafe certifies technology used by children and in educational settings with qualified experts.
IQ SmartparentiQ Smartparent
A television series and social network for parents to empower them with new knowledge, tools, and abilities to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology.
NetSafe UtahNetSafe Utah
NetSafe Utah provides online videos and resources for kids, teens, parents and educators, including Internet Safety information that Utah schools need to meet the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements.
IQ SmartparentNetsmartz
Free collection of teaching materials for families and students in grades K-12.
Resources from UT Attorney GeneralResources from UT Attorney General
Resources for parents.

Lesson Plans

12 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety
Internet safety lesson plans for students in grades K-12.
Appropriate Use of Technology
This lesson is designed for teachers who would like to use one general lesson to teach several aspects of Internet safety.
Being Good Digital Citizens with Today's Technologies
During this lesson students will view a PowerPoint presentation to examine the dangers of technology.
Being Good Digital Citizens... Project
This lesson describes a basic research and presentation project related to dangerous technology practices and situations.
Cell Phone Safety
Students will explore a scenario in which a friendly relationship turns to a bullying one involving cell phones and computers.
Cyber-Bullying: What To Do
Students will learn what cyber-bullying is, the consequences of it, and how to handle a cyber-bullying situation effectively.
Cyber-Bullying Tee Activity
Students will learn basic concepts surrounding Cyber Bullying. Students will then produce a Tee shirt idea about Cyber Bullying.
The Dangers of and Ways to be Safer Online
Students will explore and identify dangers on the Internet and learn ways to avoid situations that might be threatening or harmful.
Digital Citizenship – K-12 Interactive Lessons For Classrooms
Lessons on digital citizenship from SEDC.
Digital Citizenship for Libraries
Students will understand how their digital citizenship applies in library, reference, and education. They will see how those skills bridge into their everyday lives as well.
Internet Behaviors and their Consequences
This lesson will help students identify a variety of teen behaviors on the Internet and the positive and negative consequences of these behaviors.
Online Risks of Sharing your Personal Information
Students are introduced to issues regarding Internet safety by doing a dramatization where students act out a scenario about a girl who puts herself at risk on the Internet.
Potential Internet Addictions
Understanding how to recognize potential dangers on the Internet can help students lead healthier lives. A student who spends disproportionate hours on the Internet is at risk of addiction.
Violence in the Media
In small groups, students will define violence and discuss different examples of violence in the media.