Teachers and parents understand how digital mistakes can hurt feelings, reputations, and privacy. But it can be harder to convince kids that a seemingly harmless post today could be misunderstood tomorrow—let alone in the future and by people, they never thought would see it. These activities use concrete examples and thought‑provoking discussions to teach young learners how to maintain a positive online presence and protect their privacy.
This resource is a 139-page unit plan with materials, scenarios, and conversation starters focused on digital safety.
This lesson explores what it means to stay safe online. It focuses on cyberbullying and helping young people understand what it is, reflect on their experiences of it, and learn ways to prevent it or stop it.
This lesson explores what it means to leave a digital footprint and discusses what a digital imprint is. It helps young people learn about their own online presence and activity, and make changes if they decide to. This lesson also includes an interactive worksheet and online activities.
You know your friends in your neighborhood or at school because you see them almost every day, you play with them, sometimes you are in class with them, you see them at the store, the library, or the playground. On the Internet there are places where you sometimes meet people you don't know. Stick with what is real; only accept online friends you know in real life.
Posting a picture on the Internet only takes a second, but a photo is forever on the Internet. It is easy for someone to copy and paste a photo from one website to another. Once a picture is posted, it is virtually impossible to get it back. This video can be played as an introduction to practicing keeping personal information private while online.
This resource includes information for online safety, information sharing, and privacy when gaming or surfing the internet. Appropriate internet communication skills are also discussed.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.