#DigCitWeek: Be Internet Awesome Curriculum by Google

Digital Citizenship Week runs from October 14-18, 2019. This week is an annual event that teachers, schools, and districts can leverage to increase awareness of digital citizenship education. Some schools use the week to celebrate the digital citizenship program they already have in place. Others, use it as a time to kick-off an initiative.

Be Internet Awesome Curriculum has been created jointly by Google, The Net Safety Collaborative, and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition.

This program is designed solely to educate today’s students on the skills they need to ensure digital safety. The curriculum of the program allows educators to access the latest tools and lessons necessary to keep students updated on digital safety and citizenship fundamentals in the classroom.

As of this year, the curriculum contains six new media literacy activities that bring the most critical teachings to the surface. The curriculum is separated into five fundamental topics of digital citizenship and safety to form the Internet Code of Awesome.

  • Share with Care (Be Internet Smart)
  • Don’t Fall for Fake (Be Internet Alert)
  • Secure Your Secrets (Be Internet Strong)
  • It’s Cool to Be Kind (Be Internet Kind)
  • When in Doubt, Talk It Out (Be Internet Brave)

Make learning fun for your 2nd through 6th grade students with key vocabulary, class discussions, and gameplay. Experimenting with your learners is encouraged!

The International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) completed an independent audit of Be Internet Awesome. The curriculum has been recognized as a resource that prepares young learners to meet the 2019 ISTE Standards for Students. Additionally, ISTE has awarded Be Internet Awesome with the Seal of Alignment for Readiness!

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