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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

Internet Traffic Light

Subject Area

Digital Literacy and Computer Science




Staying safe online is a lot like staying safe in the real world. Using a fun traffic light activity, students learn how to identify "just right" content, giving them the green light to learn, play, and explore the internet safely.

Students will be able to:

  • understand that being safe online is similar to staying safe in real life.

  • learn to identify websites and apps that are "just right" and "not right" for them.

  • know how to get help from an adult if they are unsure about a website.

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    Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018) Grade(s): 1


    Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

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    • personal information


    Students know:
    • how to use devices responsibly.
    • how to use software responsibly.
    • how to explain internet safety rules.


    Students are able to:
    • demonstrate responsible uses of devices such as keeping them clean, correct methods for use guided by an adult.
    • demonstrate responsible uses of software guided by an adult.
    • explain why safety is important when using computing devices and the internet.


    Students understand that:
  • they must use and care for equipment carefully.
  • they should use software that an adult has approved.
  • rules are important to follow when using a computer for their safety.
  • Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018) Grade(s): 1


    Recognize and demonstrate age-appropriate responsible use of digital devices and resources as outlined in school/district rules.

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    • credit


    Students know:
    • to respect the work of others.
    • to give credit to others when using their work.
    • to obtain permission when possible to use the work of others.


    Students are able to:
    • understand pieces of work belongs to someone else.
    • understand that it is necessary to give credit to others when using their work.
    • understand they should obtain permission when possible to use the work of others.


    Students understand that:
  • work produced by someone belongs to that person.
  • if they want to use someone's work they must give that person credit.
  • sometimes it is necessary to ask permission to use someone's work.
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    Lesson/Unit Plan

    Resource Provider

    Common Sense Media

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    Common Sense Media

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