S.M.A.R.T. Third Grade:

Safety First:
Keep it Private. What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the internet? Students learn that many websites ask for information that is private and discuss how to responsibly handle such requests. Lessonsare from Common Sense Media.

Create a safe online community. This YouTube video from Commom Sense Media Outlines three rules for building a safe online community.
  1. Always ask your parents first.
  2. Only talk to people you know.
  3. Stick to places that are just right for you.

Suggested Teacher Discussion Questions:
Why do you think it is important to be safe on the internet?
How do you know if a site is safe?

Explore the internet safely. This is review lesson from the second grade program. 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. Also addressed is helping children recognize websites that are good for them to visit. Lessons are from Common Sense Media.

Router's Birthday Surprise. Video for small and large groups or an interactive experience that teaches students how to identify safe behavior on and off line from netsmartz.org.

Additional Videos on Internet Safety. NetSmartzKids (ages 5-8) NetSmartzTeens (ages 8-13)



My Creations or Give Credit:
Research Building Blocks, "Cite Those Sources" is a lesson from Read, Write, Think! for students to explore how and when to cite sources.

Awareness Of Accuracy: 
Website Evaluation Checklist. This tool helps students determine if a website is worthy of using when finding information on the internet.

Responsible Postings:
Screen Out the Mean. Students learn through this lesson how to handle situations that are or lead to cyber-bullying. Students can then use this information to consider their own behavior when talking or writing to others online.

Traceable Footprint:
What you post online is a reflection of you. (Review from second program) Students learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint or trail and reflect 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.

Profile Penalty. This short video from NetSmartz highlights the value of making wise decisions when developing a personal profile.

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:

NetSmartzjoin for free for additional resources on internet safety.

Webonauts created ny PBS Kids, could be a good site for kids at multiple grade levels The motto 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 i 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
Address
Phone number
Password
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.