Technology Skills for All Illinois Educators, from the Illinois State Board of Education 
   Teaching Internet Safety Is The Law! 
For more information about this requirement, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education's Internet Safety Curriculum page.  

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

Grades 9-12 (High School) 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

High School 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.

  • Download and teach the Making Good Decisions lesson plan and activity sheets.  Please read the "Warning" on the lesson plan page before deciding to teach this lesson or not.  Take the quiz and discuss as a class.
  • Distribute, read, and discuss the Predator Tip Sheet page.
  • View and discuss the Microsoft video How to Report Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Read and discuss the "What to Report" list.  Show students how to navigate the Cyber Tip Line web site to report solicitation from a sexual predator (Do not actually submit!  Explain to students that they take this information very, very seriously, like a 9-1-1 call.)
  • Teach the lesson plan that goes with the Netsmartz Amy's Choice video.
  • Teach the lesson plan that goes with the Netsmartz Julie's Journey video.
  • Teach the lesson plan that goes with the Netsmartz Survivor Diaries video, to show that male students can also be victims of online predators. Teach or extend with this alternate lesson plan
  • Have students take the Cyber Safety Survey (paper).  Tabluate responses and discuss the results.

Risks of transmitting 
personal information on the Internet.

Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication

Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyberbullying.
Reporting illegal online activities and communications.

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

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