The Think B4U Post Program is a comprehensive 5 subject internet safety initiative designed to inspire students to be Digital Citizens who practice safe and respectful online communications. The program can be used anytime, but is a natural fit during Digital Citizenship Week, the 3rd week in October. Although originally designed as a week-long initiative, Think B4U Post’s effectiveness can be increased if it is expanded to a month-long or year-long effort. Each of the 5 Think B4U Post subject areas focus on a different aspect of technological communication and responsibility. Each has a slogan with 1) supporting posters and marketing materials, 2) a morning announcement script and public service announcement (PSA) videos and 3) three classroom lessons with videos, discussion questions, homework, parent take home messages, student support pamphlets, and booster lessons. Learn more!
The Your Choice, Your Action, Your Life Public Service Announcements Videos and corresponding lesson plans. Students from Pompano Beach High School collaborated with Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention to develop a series of PSAs designed to raise awareness and spark dialogue around issues related to bullying.
NetSmartz.org enables you to deliver comprehensive online safety education to parents, tweens, teens, and younger children with easy-to-use free Kits. As a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NetSmartz focuses on educating children about online and personal safety. Downloadable videos and lessons on Internet safety and cyberbullying available online or in DPI’s SharePoint.
iSafe: Numerous lessons on Internet Safety; Internet Bullying/Harassment for staff or students. Available to BCPS Teachers in DPI’s SharePoint.
Net Cetera: guide, toolkit, videos and brochures encouraging students and parents to reduce online risks and stop cyberbullying
Common Sense Media: Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Thanks to key partners such as AT&T, we provide parents, teachers, and policymakers unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative free resource tools such as curriculum and videos to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in kids’ lives.
- provides students with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers
- teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research
- easy to implement with just 2 classroom lessons (can be divided into 4 shorter lessons)
- to implement you must be a Certified Facilitator, online certification training can be completed in 2 hours – email [email protected] to request access
Cyberlife: What’s REALLY Happening Online? Reality Avenue’s “Cyberlife: What’s REALLY Happening Online?” is a BCPS video for students grades 6-12. Its goal is to educate and empower people to take control of their Internet experience and remain safe while online. Watch and utilize the discussion prompters and lessons to learn HOW to do just that. Watch Video Classroom ExercisesClassroom Exercises