For a quick, no-nonsense approach to teaching Internet Safety at your grade level, visit the Toolkit for Teachers, from Common Sense Media.

Grades 6-8 Internet Safety Resources

Many thanks to Collinsville Unit 10 Schools for publishing their Internet Safety Curriculum as a guide to help all schools get started on this project!  Please note:Most of the links on this page will open in a new window.  Pleasedisable your pop-up blocker, or select "Always allow pop-ups from thissite."     
High Tech Crimes Bureau/Illinois Child Exploitation Task Force

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 harrassment and 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.
  • Download and teach the Can You Hack It? lesson plan and activity worksheets.

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

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