Primary Internet Safety Lesson Plan: Identifying and Using Safe Web Sites

Submitted by: Stacey Lopez

Grade Levels: K-3

In this Internet Safety lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore ways they can work safely on the computer. Students describe safe activities they can complete online, explain what a safe web site is, and create posters displaying their favorite kid-friendly websites.

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Students will:

  1. Understand how to work safely on the computer.
  2. Describe safe activities for other children.
  3. Explain what a safe web site is.

Materials:

  • A computer with Internet access to project BrainPOP on a screen from a projector

Vocabulary:

download, computer virus, block, stranger, personal, cyber bullying, bullying

Preparation:

Prior to teaching the lesson, initiate a classroom discussion about internet safety and what it means to each of the students.

Lesson Procedure:

  1. Ask students to define internet safety in their own words.
  2. Have students discuss sites that they visit while in school.
  3. Introduce the vocabulary using the BrainPOP Jr. Word Wall.
  4. Play the Internet Safety Movie for the class.
  5. Follow up with the Talk About It activity.

Extension Activity:

Have students create posters sharing their top websites for kids and display the posters around school.