Digital Safety, frequently referred to as internet safety, media safety, online safety, or cyber safety encompasses many things. At the core of digital safety is protecting ourselves, our families and others as we connect through digital devices. The new ways of interacting digitally facilitate real world interaction. Digital safety is learning how to safeguard your privacy and protect your family from predators as we connect in this new digital age.
Includes: Privacy and Predators

Curricula

Grades:

K-3

Lesson Plans and Materials

Grades:

6-8

Digital Citizenship Education Program includes curricula for 3 school years.

Grades: 

K-12

"Digital Respons-Ability is a local company with extensive experience working directly with school districts and parents. Our curriculum is flexible and adaptive to any school or audience."

Grades: 

Varied

Includes a variety of materials, some of them award-winning, that focus primarily on internet safety. (**For schools interested in a "Try and Review" opportunity, Enough is Enough will offer its Internet 101 book for wholesale if bought in quantities of at least 20.).

Grades: 

Varied

Tool for parents and teachers to kick-start conversations with kids. Free trial of the tool and digital parenting tips are available.

Grades: 

K-12

“NetSmartz is specifically designed not to function as a traditional curriculum, but rather as an adaptable resource that can fit into the demanding curricula in today’s schools. NetSmartz activities can be used in any order and fit almost any time frame, allowing you to customize the integration of the resources to suit your students’ needs.” It includes animated videos and documentary shorts for classroom lessons, internet safety presentations, safety pledges, handouts, and teachable recipes.

Grades: 

K-3

"The Safe Side creates fun, effective safety videos for kids, ages 4-10, and study guides for families and schools."

Grades: 

K-6

Four different curricula that can be used to teach kids to make smart decisions online.

Videos

Videos teaching different aspects of internet safety.

Virtual Global Task Force presents a one-minute video to remind kids to be aware of predators and that you do not always know who is behind a screen.

Interactive Games

Grades:

3-12

Make the connections between the real world and the digital world by completing quests.

Grades:

3-8

A game in Safety Land where kids can answer questions to capture the nasty character that is making safety land look sick because of his bad behavior.

Grades:

K-3

Numerous games, videos and activities teaching internet safety. Brainpop is a subscription service.

Grades:

K-12

“Carnegie Cadets: The MySecureCyberspace Game has been played in the classroom, at community centers, and for home school activities.”

Grades:

3-8

A fun way for kids to learn media safety in a comic book style.

Grades:

3-5

This game teaches children how to recognize marketing strategies, protect personal information, and avoid online predators.

Student Projects

“The primary purpose of this portion of the website is to provide a place for educators to publish student work about internet safety.”

Several examples of student created powerpoints and videos teaching internet safety.

Educator Training

CE Credit:

YES

Watch the training video for your grade level. After receiving the training and completing a survey you'll receive a link to a certificate you can use to document professional development hours.

CE Credit:

Unknown

“NetSafe Trainers and others can use the materials to assist Utah’s K-12 schools and libraries to comply with the E-Rate educational requirements of CIPA.” Information for Kids, Teens, Parents and Educators as well.

CE Credit:

YES

A one-hour online educator training covering Digital Literacy & Ethics, Inappropriate Content, Online Sexual Solicitation, Online Privacy, Sexting, and Cyberbullying.

PBS

CE Credit:

YES

“This course will provide an introduction to the foundational concepts of digital literacy and citizenship, including online safety, critical consumption of online information, and ethical participation in the digital world. Learners will develop grade-level appropriate methods of introducing these topics with their students.”

CE Credit:

YES

“Professional Development courses for Digital Classrooms.”

Helpful Resources & Tips

Common Sense Education:
Curriculum
Privacy and Internet Safety

Grades:

K-12

Extensive internet safety resources - assessments, videos, interactive activities.

“We help parents and educators understand online safety, digital citizenship, online privacy, reputation management, and more so they can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.”

“Protecting Your Kids Online” – Basic Internet Safety handout for parents.

Grades:

3-5

“Educators’ Guide, The Intel Security Digital Safety Program: Think Before You Link is an interactive digital-safety program designed to help students learn how to be safe and responsible online."