Internet Safety Curriculum
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These Internet safety curricula will help you provide the highest quality education in a safe, respectful, and violence-free environment. We recommend you choose an evidence-based curriculum or proven program, but have provided other options as well. For a much more extensive list of Internet safety resources, BCPS employees can go to our department's SharePoint resource warehouse. For the most updated curriculum, go to its website. Inclusion does not imply endorsement.
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
ADL's anti-bias education helps to create and sustain an inclusive and violence-free school. ADL has lessons on all violence prevention-related topics, many with videos.
A Thin Line, MTV
Things that start out as a funny wall post, a sarcastic photo comment, or a flirty text can turn hurtful, obnoxious, or even abusive. This site provides videos, facts, quizzes, and advice about boundary-defying activities like sexting, constant messaging, spying, and digital disrespect – so your students will know where the line is, and be ready to draw their own.
Grades K-12, Parents, Community
A resource aimed at creating a way to educate, communicate, and report online abuse. It has supporting resources for students, parents, caregivers, and educators on online safety to keep themselves and their computers safe from harm.
Designed to combat bullying on a range of topics, this site contains numerous videos featuring celebrities and youth. They are high quality, generally short, and come with lessons.
Each Monthly Character Education Newsletter and Family Newsletter contains lessons, videos, and activities on BCPS's 8 character traits. These traits promote positive behavior and create a safer and more respectful learning environment for our students.
Child Safety Matters, Monique Burr Foundation
The program is provided at no cost to FL public elementary school teachers, learn more. Lessons educate and empower students with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers.
Common Sense Education, Digital Citizenship Curriculum
The online curriculum is made up of 65 grade-differentiated lesson plans. The Scope & Sequence consists of 3 units for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, and 4 units for grades 9-12. Each unit has 5 lessons, family activities, and professional development resources. Topics include cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and more. Take a look at their Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention.
Cyberbullying vs. the 1st Amendment for Administrators
BCPS Administrators can attend this workshop and learn the legal parameters of where freedom of speech ends and suspension begins. Contact our department to learn more.
Delivers free engaging digital resources to equip students with critical skills for success beyond the classroom. The digital education platform has free lessons, videos, surveys, assessments, and interactive exercises that teach financial capability, character, substance abuse prevention, STEM, health & wellness, social-emotional learning, relationship skills, cultural & civic literacy, and career preparedness.
FBI, SOS (Safe Online Surfing)
Teachers register, then their students can take the online safety interactive courses designed as online games with tests. It has both English and Spanish games.
FL DOE Comprehensive Health Education Mandates
The State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.094121, F.A.C., requires a minimum of five hours of instruction related to mental and emotional health education for every student in grades K-12 annually. The content areas to be taught are mental and emotional health, substance use and abuse prevention, internet safety and/or human trafficking, and character education.
FREE Prevention Resource List
This list of free materials, multimedia, and curriculum is divided into 6 strands of prevention.
Teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Provides K-12 curriculum and videos.
InCtrl, Teaching Digital Citizenship
A series of free standards-based lessons and videos teach key digital citizenship concepts through inquiry-based activities and collaborative and creative opportunities.
Provides lessons and videos preparing students for life in the 21st century while exceeding CIPA/E-Rate requirements. Topics include cyberbullying, academic dishonesty, digital safety, privacy, and security. Access lessons via our department's SharePoint.
Kindness in the Classroom, Random Acts of Kindness
Offers free lesson plans, kindness projects, and kindness club ideas. The curriculum features developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned lessons teaching important social and emotional (SEL) skills.
Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)
Access downloadable curricula, classroom activities, e-newsletter, and order free DVD/Film kits.
Media Smarts, Canada’s Center for Digital and Media Literacy
Grades K-12, Parents
Contains numerous resources in the form of games, guides, lesson plans, tip sheets, and workshops on the topics of alcohol marketing, body image, technology usage, online safety, cyberbullying, digital citizenship, diversity and minorities, gender representation, human rights, media literacy, sexting, tobacco marketing, violence and much more.
The toolkit includes presentations, videos, and brochures (order online) encouraging students and parents to reduce online risks and cyberbullying. Available via our department's SharePoint or online.
Toolkits, downloadable videos, and lessons on Internet safety and cyberbullying. Available via our SharePoint or online at https://www.netsmartz.org/Educators.
Planting Seeds of Prevention Curriculum Book
Contains prevention curriculum on violence prevention, instructional strategies, health and wellness, and substance abuse prevention.
Reality Avenue, "Cyberlife: What’s Really Happening Online?"Grades 6-12
This 30-minute video lesson empowers students to take control of their Internet experience and remain safe while online. Download the video and utilize the Lesson Plan with discussion prompters. You can also download and view the video's script. Reality Avenue has two show formats, 1) twelve, 30-minute shows on prevention topics such as Body Image, Addiction, the Internet, Teen Stress, Self Injury, Diversity, Self Esteem, Depression/Anger, Bullying, Divorce, Character, and Relationships 2) eight, 10-15 minute shows on the District’s eight character traits.
This series of 8 engaging character prevention education television programs are 10-15 minutes long and relate to each of the District’s character traits: cooperation (September), responsibility (October), citizenship (November), kindness (December), respect (January), honesty (February), self-control (March), and tolerance (April). The shows have class lessons and discussion prompters as well.
The Social and Emotional (SEL) teaching program uses teaching strategies with activities to reduce bullying by developing student skills to communicate, cooperate, connect, embrace diversity, and resolve conflict.
This website hosts only a portion of our resources on the 6 strands of prevention. BCPS employees can access our extensive warehouse of resources in our department's SharePoint.
The Support Group Method of Bullying Intervention
This 7-step, non-punitive, group intervention seeks to reduce bullying by increasing empathy and bystander action.
Think B4U Post
A 5 subject Internet safety program toolkit with assemblies, lessons, and marketing materials. Inspire your students to practice safe and respectful online communication. View the Toolkit or contact us for more information at 754-321-1655.
Your Choice, Your Action, Your Life
Use these PSA videos, made with BCPS students, along with their corresponding lesson plans, to raise awareness and spark dialogue around issues related to bullying and diversity.
- Be A Hero Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- If you can’t face it Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- Unmask Diversity Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- We all have different strengths Download Video Lesson Plan
- We are all human Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- We are all one world Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- Words can hurt Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- Words can leave a lasting impression Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- Would you say it to my face Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script
- Communicate in a real way Download Video Lesson Plan Video Script