The article recommends several resources, which include websites and books, for teaching digital citizenship.
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. Features a full curriculum or individual units of study so teachers and parents can help instill positive, safe behaviors when using the web.
We first created the Be Internet Awesome curriculum for educators. Teaching digital safety and citizenship is a crucial component of today’s classroom, but home will always be the foundation of any child’s learning, and healthy online habits are no different.
Technology moves fast, and staying ahead of the curve can be a challenge in itself. We’ve created this guide for families to make it easier to incorporate and practice good digital habits in your everyday lives. Packed with good stuff, this guide will help you and your kids discuss, learn, and think together about the five areas of Internet awesomeness:
-Smart, Share with Care
-Alert, Don’t Fall for Fake
-Strong, Secure Your Secrets
-Kind, It?s Cool to Be Kind
-Brave, When in Doubt, Talk It Out
Each of these areas is a key component of the Be Internet Awesome program used in more and more schools across the country and world. If your kids are learning with Be Internet Awesome at school, this guide will help you follow along and reinforce what they’re learning in the classroom.
Cuando primero creamos el programa Sé genial en Internet, lo diseñamos para
los educadores. Sé genial en Internet es un programa multifacético diseñado para
enseñarles a los niños las habilidades que necesitan para preservar su seguridad y
actuar con inteligencia en línea. Este tema es importante para enseñar en la clase
pero también en el hogar. El hogar siempre será la base del aprendizaje de los
niños, y los hábitos saludables en línea no son la excepción.
Sin embargo, la tecnología se mueve a gran velocidad y adelantarse a los
acontecimientos puede ser todo un desafío. Hemos creado esta guía para que
las familias puedan incorporar y practicar buenos hábitos digitales con mayor
facilidad en sus vidas. Esta guía te ayudará a ti y a tus hijos a evaluar, analizar y
aprender juntos las cinco lecciones fundamentales de la genialidad en Internet:
Inteligente, Comparte con cuidado
Alerta, No caigas en trampas
Seguro, Protege tus secretos
Amable, Ser amable es genial
Valiente, Si tienes dudas, pregunta
Cada una de estas áreas es un componente clave del programa Sé genial en
Internet, que se utiliza cada vez en más escuelas. Si tus hijos están aprendiendo
con este programa en la escuela, esta guía te ayudará a seguir el ritmo y reforzar
lo que aprenden en el clase.
Welcome to the Be Internet Awesome curriculum, a collaboration between Google, The Net Safety Collaborative, and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition. This resource is part of the Be Internet Awesome program designed to help teach kids the skills they need to be safe and smart online. This year, we’ve added 10 new activities to the curriculum. We partnered with the Committee for Children nonprofit organization to create new social-emotional learning activities to help guide children on their digital journeys. Additionally, we’ve added new lessons on search literacy and updated our safety and security activities to meet the needs of today’s digital world. You’ll also find activities categorized for specific grade levels to accommodate the wide spectrum of child development.
Notably, the Be Internet Awesome program has undergone a thorough evaluation by the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center. As a result of the study, this is the first internet safety program proven to positively impact student learning on topics of online safety and digital citizenship. The Be Internet Awesome curriculum is self-contained. All the activities are designed to be used with no prior professional development, minimal class prep and no special equipment or resources needed to teach them. Additionally, the lessons are reinforced through gameplay with Interland , an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun—just like the Internet itself.
Five fundamental topics of digital citizenship and safety form the Internet Code of Awesome:
•?Share with Care: Digital Footprint and Responsible Communication
•?Don’t Fall for Fake: Phishing, Scams, and Credible Sources
•?Secure Your Secrets: Online Security and Passwords
•?It’s Cool to Be Kind: Combating Negative Online Behavior
•?When in Doubt, Talk It Out: Questionable Content and Scenarios
This curriculum was created for grades 2?6, however educators with both older and younger students have found value in the lessons, particularly with key vocabulary, class discussions (they age up or down), and gameplay. We encourage you to experiment to find what works best for your learners, whether that means completing the curriculum start to finish or going deep on one or two lessons most needed by your students. To complement the curriculum, you’ll find additional educator and family resources—such as ready-to-teach Pear Deck slides, printable activities, and a family guide and tips for the home.
The International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) completed an independent audit of Be Internet Awesome, recognizing the program as a resource that prepares young learners to meet the 2021 ISTE Standards for Students. ISTE has awarded Be Internet Awesome with the Seal of Alignment for Readiness.
Este es el plan de estudio de Sé genial en Internet, creado por Google en colaboración con la Coalición para una Internet segura (iKeepSafe.org). Este recurso forma parte de “Sé genial en Internet”, un programa multifacético diseñado para enseñarles a los niños las habilidades que necesitan para preservar su seguridad y actuar con inteligencia en línea. El plan de estudio de Sé genial en Internet les brinda a los educadores las herramientas y los métodos necesarios para enseñar en el aula los conceptos básicos de ciudadanía y seguridad digital. Las planificaciones de lecciones brindan los conocimientos esenciales a los educadores que preparan a sus estudiantes para que se conviertan en ciudadanos exitosos y protegidos en nuestro mundo interconectado. Para reforzar estas lecciones, se emplean técnicas de ludificación mediante Interland (g.co/SegenialenInternet), un juego de aventuras en línea para aprender sobre ciudadanía y seguridad digital, tan interactivo y divertido como navegar en Internet. El Código para ser genial en Internet consta de cinco temas fundamentales sobre ciudadanía y seguridad digital: • Comparte con cuidado (Sé inteligente en Internet) • No caigas en trampas (Mantente alerta en Internet) • Protege tus secretos (Mantente seguro en Internet) • Ser amable es genial (Sé amable en Internet) • Si tienes dudas, pregunta (Sé valiente en Internet) Las lecciones están pensadas idealmente para estudiantes de tercer y sexto grado, pero el plan de estudios les ha resultado útil a educadores con estudiantes más pequeños o grandes, en especial el contenido relacionado con el vocabulario clave, los análisis en el aula (acorde a las edades) y el modo de juego. Te alentamos a experimentar con el contenido a fin de determinar las prácticas más eficaces para tus alumnos, ya sea completar el plan de estudios de principio a fin o profundizar en las lecciones específicas que consideres más importantes para tu entorno de aprendizaje. Tras completar una auditoría independiente de Sé genial en Internet, la ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education, Sociedad Internacional para la Tecnología en la Educación) reconoció el programa como un recurso que prepara a los alumnos para cumplir con los estándares ISTE 2016 para estudiantes. La ISTE otorgó a Sé genial en Internet la distinción “Seal of Alignment for Readiness”. El plan de estudios de Sé genial en Internet y el juego Interland son dos de los numerosos recursos que pueden aprovechar tanto familias como educadores para fomentar un uso más sensato de Internet. Si deseas consultar los recursos adicionales de Google, como el aprendizaje en video para educadores, el material descargable para el aula y las herramientas útiles de integración tecnológica, visita g.co/SegenialenInternet.
Kids can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.
Understanding media literacy is more important than ever before. There probably isn’t a teacher on the planet who isn’t feeling that at least a little bit, now—because the ways our children are consuming, making and sharing media have changed so much since we were in their shoes. So where do we start? With the lessons in this little handbook. They offer the foundational tools and concepts of literacy for today’s media environment. You’ll find six activities designed specifically for elementary school students. They’ll learn about…
•?Perspective and how we’re all media makers now, each maker with their own views and ways of interpreting what they see in media
•?Framing—how media makers make choices about what to leave in and leave out of what they create or share
•?Credibility: what it means and how to look for it to spot misinformation
•?Deception and manipulation in media so they can spot disinformation online
•?Sourcing and representation—why we need to make it a practice to ask, “Who made this and why?”
Your students will also learn what media makers have always needed to think about: the impact of their messages. So welcome to a little handbook that offers something really big: learning how to navigate our media environment with confidence and competency.
Interactive slides using Pear Deck, tailor made for the Be Internet Awesome curriculum. Google has partnered with the educators at Pear Deck to create custom, interactive presentations and vocabulary flashcards to accompany the Be Internet Awesome curriculum. Students engage and respond to questions from their individual classroom device, while teachers can:
-Control the pace of the lesson
-View student answers from their Pear Deck Teacher Dashboard
-Share completed lessons with students and parents through Google Drive
Pear Deck is 100% web-based, device agnostic, and completely integrated with Google Classroom. Getting started couldn’t be simpler: just install the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on and use the Be Internet Awesome installer to get your slides and flashcard files. Just power it with Pear Deck, and you’re all set!
Bring the Be Internet Awesome pillars to life offline with five printable activities and corresponding ready-to-teach Google Slides lessons.
We all know there are all kinds of ways to learn things—tips, educational games, skits, workbook exercises and, ok, lectures too (but don’t worry, no lectures here!). This collection of resources offers ways to learn online safety basics for a bunch of learning styles. For each unit of the Be Internet Awesome Family Guide—Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind and Brave—you’ll find something for everyone in your family:
•?Tips for safe Internet awesomeness you can discuss as a family
•?A little exercise that represents a top takeaway from each unit
•?Games the whole family can play together.
As for games, now there are two kinds for you and your kids in the Be Internet Awesome ecosystem. There’s Interland, the interactive game they can play by themselves or with you while you watch, and now there are your Be Internet Awesome Tips and Activities, little digital safety games for the whole family to play together (at least 2-4 people). You could make each of these part of “Family Game Night” or use it as a fun way to cap off a discussion about one of the Tips. Whether with “Charades,” “Password Scramble” or whichever game you pick, what better way to learn safety than to get goofy together and have fun?
How can we be upstanders when we see cyberbullying? Online tools are empowering for kids, and they also come with big responsibilities. But do kids always know what to do when they encounter cyberbullying? Show your students appropriate ways to take action and resolve conflicts, from being upstanders to helping others in need. Approximately 45 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Reflect on the characteristics that make someone an upstanding digital citizen. Recognize what cyberbullying is. Show ways to be an upstander by creating a digital citizenship superhero comic strip.
How can you protect your privacy when you're online? Kids share a lot of information whenever they go online -- sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. But do they understand that online privacy isn't just what they say and post? Help your students learn about their digital footprints and the steps they can take to shape what others find and see about them. Approximately 50 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Reflect on the concept of privacy, including what they feel comfortable sharing and with which people. Analyze different ways that advertisers collect information about users to send them targeted ads. Identify strategies for protecting their privacy, including opting out of specific features and analyzing app or website privacy policies.
How do gender stereotypes shape our experiences online? Kids encounter all kinds of stereotypes in the media. But are kids always aware of what they're seeing? Help your students think critically about how gender stereotypes can affect the ways they view themselves and others. Approximately 45 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Define "gender stereotype" and describe how they can be present online. Describe how gender stereotypes can lead to unfairness or bias. Create an avatar and a poem that show how gender stereotypes impact who they are.
How do companies collect and use data about you? Every time we go online, we're giving away information about ourselves. But just how much data are companies collecting from us? Hint: It's probably a lot more than we realize. Show your students these three tips on how to limit the data that companies collect. Approximately 45 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Explain why information about them and their behaviors is valuable to companies. Analyze how certain types of data are used by companies. Learn three strategies to limit individual data collection by companies.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of online tracking? Many of us are aware that we're being tracked when we go online. It's one of the ways our favorite websites and apps know how to recommend content just for us. But how much information are companies actually collecting? And what are they doing with it? Digging into the details can help us make smart decisions about our online privacy and how to protect it. Approximately 50 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Define online tracking and describe how companies use it. Identify the benefits and drawbacks of online tracking to both companies and users. Analyze specific examples of online tracking and take a position for or against them.
Create a healthy technology balance by reflecting on digital habits with one of three creative projects. Time to complete: 6-9 hours
Does what you do online always stay online? Students learn that the information they share online leaves a digital footprint or "trail." Depending on how they manage it, this trail can be big or small, and harmful or helpful. Students compare different trails and think critically about what kinds of information they want to leave behind. This lesson aligns to national Computer Science standards from CSTA.
The internet is filled with all kinds of interesting people, but sometimes, some of them can be mean to each other. With this role play, help your students understand why it's often easier to be mean online than in person, and how to deal with online meanness when they see it. This lesson aligns to national Computer Science standards from CSTA.