Online Safety and Digital Well-Being with Applied Digital Skills

Video lessons engage your students in learning how to safely navigate the online world and develop skills for school, work, and life.

Build Healthy Digital Habits

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timer 6-9 hours

Reflect on and discuss digital habits to create a healthy technology balance. Choose from 3 modular lessons.

Create an Activities Journal

timer 2-3 hours

Students document and reflect on how much time they spent on digital and non-digital activities to explore technology's role in their lives.

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Pledge to Build Better Digital Balance

timer 2-3 hours

Students interview adults about digital devices, then create and sign a pledge for responsible technology use.

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Share Information About Good Digital Habits

timer 2-3 hours

Students work together to make a posters, a website, or a presentation to share digital well-being tips and stories with others.

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Create a Responsible Blog with Google Sites

timer 45-90 minutes

Students learn about online safety and security and how to create a responsible blog using Google Sites.

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Avoid Online Scams

timer 45-90 minutes

Students examine a real-world story of an online scam, then collaborate in Google Docs to recommend what to do next.

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Evaluate Credibility of Online Sources

timer 45-90 minutes

Students use Google search to find an article online and create a table in a Google document to evaluate the credibility of its source.

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Create and Safeguard Passwords

timer 45-90 minutes

Secure passwords are essential to protect you and your identity. Using spreadsheet skills, students launch a dictionary attack on their own set of pretend passwords to see how easily a hacker could guess unsafe passwords.

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Identify Cyberbullying

timer 45-90 minutes

Students examine what might be hurtful or embarrassing to someone else if posted online and are empowered to choose not to share, comment, or post in harmful ways. They also create a plan with at least three steps they can take if they witness or experience cyberbullying.

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Understand Your Digital Footprint

timer 45-90 minutes

Students work in a group to map and compare online digital footprints. In a spreadsheet, students brainstorm ways people use the internet and compare their digital footprint map with others.

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For additional online safety resources, check out Be Internet Awesome. It teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

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