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Discussion Questions:

Internet Safety - discussion
  • What are your favorite things to do online?
  • What is personal information? Why should you keep it private?
  • What could you do to be safer online?
  • What would you do if anyone online asked to meet you face-to-face?
  • Who do you feel that you can talk to if you are in a scary or uncomfortable situation?

Forms and Downloads

Internet Safety Pledges

Additional Video Tutorials, Resources and Activites

Internet Safety Lessons
These resources feature issues such as cyberbullying and sharing too much information. These resources simplify complicated Internet safety concepts for children as they begin to interact with more sophisticated technology, such as cell phones and social networking sites. Click here to view lessons which prepare teens to protect themselves online and encourage them to be active members of their digital communities. (NOTE: Set the video to be viewed in full screen, by clicking on the full screen icon in the bottom right corner of the video controls.)

Other great sources include:
NSTeens,and NetSmartz - to view other Basic Internet Safety Resources.

Real-Life Stories (videos)
Want to take a more serious approach to demonstrate internet safety? The following materials focus on real-life stories shared by actual teens who have experienced victimization firsthand. Use these tools to encourage teens to learn from their peers’ mistakes. The narratives teach teens to recognize risky behaviors and evaluate their online choices, and encourage them to communicate with trusted adults. Click here to choose a video to share with your class.

Classroom Activities

For Further Inquiry

Common Sense Media