S.M.A.R.T. Second Grade

Safety First:
Keep your personal information private. It is important to keep your personal information private. The following lessons and video from CyberSmart lead the children to an understanding of what is safe to share and what is not.

Explore the internet safely. Class discussion focuses on safety rules for a class trip. Comparisons are made between those rules and internet safety. The class is given the opportunity to choose a virtual field trip. Lessonsare taken from Common Sense Media.

Explore the internet safely. Students understand that they should stay safe online by choosing websites that are good for them to visit, and avoid sites that are not appropriate for them. Students will understand that being safe on the internet is similar to staying safe in real life. It also addresses helping children to recognize websites that are good for them to visit. Lessons are from Common Sense Media.

Explore the Internet safely: Brainpop Jr on internet safety
The Internet is a fun place to learn and communicate with friends, but it's important to be safe online! What should you do if a stranger contacts you online? In this movie, you’ll learn how to e-mail, chat, and surf the web while keeping you and your computer safe. You’ll explore computer viruses and how they can be downloaded to your computer and cause problems. Find out how to keep your passwords and personal information private.

My Creations or Give Credit:
Whose Property Is This? With this lesson from the Common Sense Media, students extend their understanding of "property" to include not only computer equipment but also the work of others, and then discuss rules for respecting such property.

Awareness of Accuracy:

Explore and evaluate a website for accuracy and relevance. Students will learn what to look for when evaluating the quality and usefulness of children's informational websites, and will recognize that not all websites are equally good sources of information. Lessons from Common Sense Media.

Suggested Teacher Discussion Questions:
  • How can you tell if a website is good for you?
  • What are some things that make a site good for you?

Responsible Postings:
In this movie, you’ll learn about different blogs on the Internet, such as personal blogs, classroom blogs, photo blogs, and more. Explore different parts of a blog, such as the tags, links, archives, and comments section. Learn how to participate in the blogosphere by being an author or contributor who publishes entries to an online journal. Find out how reading and commenting on blogs can be a great way to share ideas, opinions, and information!Brain Pop Jr Blog

Traceable Footprint:
What you post online is a reflection of you. Students learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint or “trail” and reflects on how a digital footprint can be big or small, helpful or hurtful, depending on how it is managed. They will also explore what information is appropriate to put online. Lessons are from Common Sense Media.

Thought Provoking Unit Wrap Up:
This is a great You-Tube video to review concepts presented throughout the unit. Be sure to note the credits given at the end of this video created by RozziBearHere.

Interactive websites:

Webonauts created by PBS Kids, could be a good site for kids at multiple grade levels. The mottos it reinforces:
Observe- carefully. Watch what is happening so you can make good decisions
Respect- treat everyone well
Contribute- help others in the academy and the community

Extension Videos:

Hector's World from Think U Know.Co, is a site with teaching cartoons (they are connected as a series) and tips.
Cartoon 1: "Details, Details" Discusses sending personal information out on the internet.
Cartoon 2: "Welcome the the Carnival" Protect your information: It can become public.
Cartoon 3:"It's a Serious Game" Some game sites try to get your personal information.
Cartoon 4: "The Info Gang" Get help with a site when you feel uncomfortable. Think things through.
Cartoon 5: :Heros" Stop and think before you do anything on line. Always check with a trusted adult before
giving out private/personal information.
Cartoon 6: "You're Not Alone" Tells how to handle cyber bullying.

Professor Garfield from the Virginia Department of Education, is a series of 3 cartoon videos that discuss internet safety, cyber bullying and Facts/Opinions.
Its safety catch phrase is YAPPY. It reminds kids to protect...
Your full name
Phone number
Your plans
It also introduces the idea of Surf Smart which is information you can share on the internet (jokes, fav. TV show...)

Clicky the Robot is one of the Netsmart characters that teach kids about safety in their world and on the internet. Choose from a variety of videos for safety instruction.