The following is a summary of available and comprehensive curriculum or lesson plans for helping children with knowledge, skills, and attitudes about cyberbullying and technology safety. Resources where chosen if they included a set of coherent and comprehensive curriculum.
Additional resources that can be used to develop your own customized lesson plans can be found at http://www.guardingkids.com/ under Resources and Links.
ADL Curriculum Connections
The purpose of this lesson is to encourage safe and kind Internet communication among young children, and to provide students with basic skills for responding productively to online bullying and social aggression. Students use literature, fictional scenarios and creative expression to explore the ways in which Internet communication can amplify hurtful words and to practice responses to hurtful online messages. Students also focus on ways that they can use the Internet to make others feel good and implement online kindness projects in class. For more info please visit: http://bit.ly/HGkJ2. Grade Level: 2-5.
Nonsequential, the free CyberSmart! Student Curriculum is easily integrated, in part or in full, into your current curriculum. Each lesson stands on its own. A consistent lesson model, including free reproducible student activity sheets, makes planning easy for thousands of educators worldwide. For more info please visit: http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/, Grade Level: K-12.
Digital Citizenship and Creative Content Program
Students interact with music, movies, software, and other digital content every day. Do they understand the rules that dictate the ethical use of these digital files, and do they understand why these issues are relevant? The Digital Citizenship and Creative Content program is a free, turnkey instructional program. The goal is to create an awareness of the rights connected with creative content. Because only through education can students gain an understanding of the relevance of and a personal respect for creative rights and grow to become good digital citizens. For more info please visit: http://www.digitalcitizenshiped.com/ . Grade Level: 8-10.
FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge
A Free, educational, online program that teaches elementary and middle school students how to recognize and react to online dangers. Students take web-based quizzes and review specific websites aimed at promoting online safety. Developed in cooperation with the FBI Crimes Against Children Unit at the Miami FBI Office, the program is administered by the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, part of the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more info please visit http://www.fbi-sos.org/ . Grade Level: K-8.
Internet Smarts from Power to Learn
Explore important topics in Internet use at school or at home. These guided, multimedia activities allow you to examine issues affecting schoolwork, class papers, entertainment activities and online safety. For more info please visit: http://www.powertolearn.com/internet_smarts/index.shtml. Grade Level: 4-8.
Internet Keep Safe Coalition
Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. iKeepSafe® uses these unique partnerships to disseminate safety resources to families worldwide. For more info please visit: http://www.ikeepsafe.org/iksc_educators/. Grade Level: K-12.
Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative
The state of Michigan has developed programs to discuss social networking with elementary school children. For more info please visit: http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-17334_17364-170948--,00.html . Grade Level: K-8.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids. Parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement also have access to additional resources for learning and teaching about the dangers children may face online. NetSmartz was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). For more info please visit:http://www.netsmartz.org/educators.htm. Grade Level: K-12.
Seattle Public Schools
Seattle Public Schools and a Grant from Qwest Foundation. From Mike Donlin, Senior Program Consultant, SPS, Curriculum Writers: Linda Bakken, SPS, Chris Gentes, Counseling Consultant and Neilia Solberg, Writing Consultant, and Prevention Webmaster: Susan Hall, Office for Community Learning, SPS. For more info please visit: http://www.seattleschools.org/area/prevention/cbms.html. Grade Level: 6-8.
Understanding Cyber Bullying - Virtual vs. Physical Worlds
In this three-hour lesson, students explore the concept of cyber bullying and learn how the attributes associated with online communication may fuel inappropriate or bullying behavior. Connections between other contributing factors to bullying-online and offline-are also reinforced as students develop an understanding of the role played by bystanders and the ways in which our own responses may fuel or stop this kind of behavior. As a class, students will establish a class “code of (N)ethics” for online conduct. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/28Vkz. Grade Level: 7-8