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Online Safety Resources for K-12 Educators

As educators, it is important to provide a safe, effective learning environment. Increasingly, computers and online access are part of this picture. The resources below have been presented to assist teachers wanting to learn about and teach safe online behavior. There is also information on our Students and Parents pages.

  • The Center for Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet has put together the Educator’s Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats which covers cyberbullying, recognition of dangerous online behaviors, and other warning signs useful to school teachers and staff.
  • Kids.gov has an Online Safety page targeted at the needs of educators.
  • StaySafeOnline has classroom materials and lesson plans for teaching students about online safety.
Online safety games and activities for younger students
PBS Kids Webonauts is a game that teaches kids about online behavior, with adventures that teach them about things like not sharing passwords, and taking care with what they share online Get Your Web License is another PBS Kids offering which tests the kids' online savvy, and gives advice and information about how to behave online
AT&T's Safety Connection game presents students with common online scenarios, and walks them through safe responses Netsmartz adventure games cover a broad variety of online safety topics, from a kid's perspective
Looking for more? The Ysleta Independent School District in Texas has compiled a list of games and teacher resources

Our teen page has a section for older students interested in exploring computer security