- Get permission! Ask permission before using a new website or app. Only use websites that are safe, appropriate, and fun for kids!
- Evaluate websites before using them. Ask an adult if you are not sure the website is right for you.
- Think before you click! Keep you and your computer safe. Don't click on advertisements or pop-ups. Don’t download anything or make purchases without permission from an adult.
- Don't talk to strangers! Be safe and keep your personal information private when communicating with strangers online.
- Shhhhhhh! Keep your passwords private. Your parents should know them, but not your friends. Create strong passwords that can't easily be guessed.
- Be respectful when communicating online. Don’t use rude or mean language. Be kind, helpful, and positive. Don’t use the Internet to be hurtful (cyberbullying).
- Respect copyright. Don’t copy and paste text, instead rewrite in your own words. Cite your sources when doing research or using pictures, music, and videos in your projects. When creating digital content, do not use others’ work unless you have permission.
- Tell a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable or if you feel you need advise.
- Be aware of your “Digital Footprint.” What you share and how you act online defines who you are in a very public way.
Videos & Activities
My Online Neighborhood (K-1, Common Sense Media)
Cyber Five (1st, ABCYa)
Internet Safety Video (BrainPop Jr.)
Scholastic - Practice creating smart usernames (2nd)
5 Internet Safety Tips (Common Sense Media)
The Power of Words (Common Sense Media)
Digital Footprint (Common Sense Media)
Super Digital Citizen (Common Sense Media)
Take a Virtual Field Trip!
The Internet can be a great resource for learning. Remember to always be Cyber Smart!
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