October 14, 2017
After featuring this free resource to help teachers better integrate the ethos of digital citizenship in their instruction, we are sharing with you this equally important resource designed specifically for kids. Be Internet Awesome is a resource kit created by Google to teach kids ‘the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.’
Be Internet Awesome provides kids with useful tips on different areas related to online safety. They include tips on how to responsibly share digital content and communicate with others, how to discern between what’s real and what’s fake, how to safeguard valuable information and protect personal privacy and many more. Besides these resources, Be Internet Awesome also provides a number of tools to engage kids in hands-on learning activities on online safety and digital citizenship. Interlaid, for instance, offers four challenging games geared towards introducing kids to the key lessons of digital safety. There is also a specific curriculum with a wide variety of lessons educators can download for free and use in classroom. Parents can download a special kit to learn more and also help with raising awareness about online safety. Check out Be Internet Awesome to explore the rest of the resources.