Grades 6-8 Internet Safety Resources

Teaching Internet Safety Is The LAW!

Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois General Assembly have mandated that all public schools set aside instructional time each year (Grades 3-12) to teach students how to use the Internet safely. The resources linked at the top of this page can be used by teachers to satisfy this state requirement. District #205 teachers are not limited to using only these resources;others may be substituted to fit your curriculum.  The selection of content used is left to the classroom teacher(s).    

For more information about this requirement, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education's Internet Safety Curriculum page.    
Visit the Illinois Attorney General's Stop Cyberbullying Web site
High Tech Crimes Bureau/Illinois Child Exploitation Task Force 
Google and iKeepSafe have partnered to develop Be Internet Awesome, which has earned the Seal of Alignment , by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)  
  * Play Interland 
  * Download the full Be Internet Awesome Digital Citizenship & Safety Curriculum Guide (PDF) 
  * View online resources & guidance 

Middle School/Junior High Activities 

Safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.


Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations by sexual predators.

Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.





Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication. 

Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyberbullying.

  • Download (Register at nsteens.org/Educators to download) and teach the lesson plan that accompanies the NetSmartz video Terrible tEXt.  
  • Introduce the term "Cyberbullying" by watching and discussing the NetSmartz video: Cyberbullying 


Reporting illegal online activities and communications.
  • Read and discuss the list of What to Report
  • View and discuss the CyberTip Hotline site.  Explain/demonstrate how to submit a report.  HOWEVER: Do not submit the report.  Emphasize that this is taken very seriously, like a call to 9-1-1.

Understanding copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video.



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