Be Internet Awesome!
While I didn't create this resource, Google shared an amazing tool to bring awareness during Safer Internet Day (SID). To consistently address this from week to week, I'm asking my students to play the interactive game, Interland.
I used the curriculum designed by Google to create a Padlet page for students to engage in the safer internet series. I adjusted each of the 5 key topics so that students would engage in a mindful discussion, participate in a peer collaborative activity, and navigate through related parts of the Interland game. What I love about Padlet, especially with the latest update, is that students can draw, add video and audio recordings, embed photos, map locations, and websites, and take their own photos.
The most important step educators can take to ensure digital safety is utilizing digital sites and tools that protect themselves and others. Using the Padlet example I created above, it is important for teachers to create settings that ensure a safe use of the site. How students and others access the site, post, and share are important to address.