Grades K-2 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 


Safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
  • Remind students that they should always be with a parent or trusted adult when using the Internet.

Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations by sexual predators.
  • Download the lesson plan (requires creating a free account) and teach the lesson that accompanies the NetSmartz "Know the Rules" video.


Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.

  • Discuss what "personal information" is with children (name, age, address, etc.) and why it is important NOT to give personal information out to strangers.


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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