Curriculum

A question I am frequently asked with regard to cybersafety is "Are there any good curriculum materials available for K-12?" I am listing here all that I know about, with a few caveats:
  1. Just because the curriculum materials are referenced here, does not mean they are good. It means they are available. There are strongly held opinions about some of the curriculum materials mentioned here. Thus, you should network with colleagues to get more information about this

  2. The curriculum information presented here also appears on the main Cyberbully, saftey page. I am highlighting curriculum materials by putting them on their own page because they are frequently requested.

  3. This area overlaps with a number of areas, most notably, media literacy. So, you might want to go to the Media literacy resources within this wiki to also look for curriculum.

Invitation to readers: please add your resources to this page. Please add links to anything related to cybersafety to this page. Also, feel free to add links to any of the pages you see in the navigation column at the left. When in doubt about where to add something, please add it to the "Other" category and I will sort it out later.

To contribute to this wiki you will need an invitation from me. Although anyone can view this wiki, if you want to add to it I need to invite you to join as a collaborator. Just email me (jasonohler@gmail.com) and I will make it so. Thank you for your contributions.



Teacher's First: Internet Safety Master List of Curriculum Materials. Very comprehensive list of cybersafety materials.

Common Sense Media's CyberSmart Curriculum. Offers curriculum at many grades levels in the SMART areas:

S - Safety and security online
M - Manners and cybercitizenship
A - Authentic Learning and Creativity
R - Research and Information Fluency
T - Twenty-first Century Challenges

From the website: "Standards-based lessons are aligned with national and state technology and information literacy standards. CyberSmart! prepares students to use the Internet for communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving—the new basic skills for 21st century learning."

IKeepSafe. From the website: "The 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."

IkeepSafe supports a site for teachers called IKeepSafe for Educators.

ISafe. From their website: "i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place."

NetSmartz for Educators. Netsmartz is running by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; it is home of Netsmartz Kids and NSTeens. From the main website: "The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them." 

It also has a component geared toward educators: NetSmartz for Educators. From the educator's website: "This page is designed to show educators and administrators how to use NetSmartz int eractive materials in their classrooms, accumulate more information about Internet safety and technology, and take steps to bring their classrooms into the 21st century."

Web Wise KidsFrom the website: "Web Wise Kids is a unique organization that offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases—MISSING, Mirror Image and Airdogs. Each program has been designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs and is guaranteed to be easy to use and flexible with your classroom schedule (special versions of our programs are also available for home use). Best of all, our programs succeed at getting the message across without “another lecture.”
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