Today, being online is part of daily life for most students. Whether on their phone or on a school laptop, whether doing class research or exploring the internet, students need to know how to navigate this digital world safely. Starting on February 11, Google is helping teachers bring fundamental digital safety and citizenship skills to students with Be Internet Awesome Classroom Rewards.
Teach the Be Internet Awesome curriculum to receive DonorsChoose credits
Google created the Be Internet Awesome program alongside experts and educators to help students learn to navigate the internet safely and positively. The free program is designed for students in K-6th grade and is comprised of an ISTE-aligned curriculum and classroom resources, parent resources, and Interland — an online adventure game that reinforces key lessons around digital safety and citizenship. Even better — the program is available in multiple languages! Check out the full details in our help center.
Be Internet Awesome on Safer Internet Day
The curriculum is broken down into five key themes from the Internet Code of Awesome:
Be Internet SMART teaches students to share and communicate responsibly and thoughtfully in the digital world.
Be Internet ALERT shows students how to identify scams and understand what’s real and what’s fake online.
Be Internet STRONG helps students create strong passwords and secure information
Be Internet KIND gives students the tools to fight cyberbullying and set a positive example.
Be Internet BRAVE keeps the dialogue open between kids and adults when they encounter something iffy online.
Refer a friend and get $25 extra for your classroom
When a teacher you refer successfully completes Be Internet Awesome with their classroom, you’re eligible to receive an additional $25 in DonorsChoose credits. You can refer up to five teachers and receive a bonus for each!
We’re so excited to team up with Google’s Be Internet Awesome program and give teachers the tools they need to help students be awesome digital citizens.