"To make the most of the internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."
Be Internet Awesome is a campaign launched by Google in June 2017 to support parents, educators, and students with the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety.
Designed for students in 3rd-5th grade, the campaign focus on five fundamentals:
Be Internet Smart: Share with Care
Be Internet Alert: Don't Fall for Fake
Be Internet Strong: Secure Your Secrets
Be Internet Kind: It's Cool to Be Kind
Be Internet Brave: When in Doubt, Talk it Out
The core resources associated with Be Internet Awesome include the curriculum for educators, including lesson plans, worksheets, and activities which are taught in the classroom. Followed by, Interland a web-based game for students to practice their internet safety skills.
Download the full educator guide today to get access to full lesson plans (3-5 lessons per fundamental) which include vocabulary, ISTE standard connections, and classroom activities.
"Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun—just like the Internet itself. Here, kids will help their fellow Internauts combat badly behaved hackers, phishers, oversharers, and bullies by practicing the skills they need to be good digital citizens."
Interland is web-based, so it can be played on any device. There is no student or teacher log-in. Students can enter different online activities at their own pace earning points for completing games; however there is no username or progress monitoring.
Interland is a Jeffco approved tool and ready for classroom use today!
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Created in partnership with iKeepSafe, ConnectSafely, and Family Online Safety Institute the Be Internet Awesome has received the seal of alignment from ISTE.
Need more information about digital citizenship as an educator?
The Training Center has free, self-paced online courses for teachers, including the Digital Citizenship and Safety Course.