Digital Literacy - 3rd, 4th, & 5th

Schools subject to CIPA have two additional certification requirements: 1) their Internet safety policies must include monitoring the online activities of minors; and 2) as required by the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, they must provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.

All students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade must experience the following mini-lessons.

If you would like to extend these lessons, Common Sense Media has excellent resources. Click on the picture below:

Lesson #1 - Digital Etiquette

DISCUSSION and/or WRITING PROMPT - Compare and contrast digital etiquette and regular etiquette.

Lesson #2 - Online Safety

DISCUSSION and/or WRITING PROMPT - What are your family's online safety rules?

Lesson #3 - Information Privacy

DISCUSSION and/or WRITING PROMPT - What types of information should you never share online?

Lesson #4 - Social Networking

DISCUSSION and/or WRITING PROMPT - Social networking can be a great way to keep up with friends, but how might it also lead to problems with friends?

Lesson #5 - Cyberbullying

ACTIVITY - BrainPOP Activity Page (Activity, Graphic Organizer, & Vocabulary)

DISCUSSION and/or WRITING PROMPT - Cyberbullies use technology to spread negativity. What are some ways you can use technology to spread positivity. If you know that someone is being cyberbullied, or if you are being cyberbullied, what should you do about it?