Digital Literacy 


Internet Safety: Students explore how the Internet offers an amazing way to collaborate with others world-wide, while staying safe through employing strategies such as distinguishing between inappropriate contact and positive connections. These foundational skills are just the beginning.
Privacy & Security: Students learn strategies for managing their online information and keeping it secure from online risks such as identity thieves and phishing. They learn how to create strong passwords, how to avoid scams and schemes, and how to analyze privacy policies.
Self-Image & Identity: These lessons are designed to help students explore their own digital lives, focusing on their online versus their offline identity. Students learn the benefits and risks of presenting themselves through different personas and the effects on their sense of self, their reputation, and their relationships.
Lesson by Grade Level
Grade Topic Lesson Overview
K Online Saftety
Going Places Safely
Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but they need
to follow certain rules to remain safe.  
1 Online Saftety
Staying Safe Online
Students understand that they should stay safe online by choosing
websites that are good for them to visit, and avoid sites that are not
appropriate for them.
2 Privacy & Security
Powerful Passwords
Students explore why people use passwords, learn the benefits of using
passwords, and discover strategies for creating and keeping strong,
secure passwords.
3 Privacy & Security
Private and Personal Information
As students visit sites that request information about their identity,
they learn to adopt a critical inquiry process that empowers them
to protect themselves and their families from identity theft.
4 Online Saftety
Talking Safely Online
Students learn that, while people can develop rewarding friendships
online, they should be cautious with online-only friends and never
reveal private information without asking a parent or trusted adult for
permission. They discuss the difference between online and in-person
friendships, explore an online chat scenario, and complete and sign a
checklist for safe online chatting.  
5 Self-image & Identity
Selling Stereotypes
Students are introduced to the concept of a stereotype, and they explore
the messages they receive regarding differences between boys and
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