Common Sense on E-rate and CIPA: Toolkit for West Virginia

Turn your students into safe, smart, responsible digital citizens and help your school keep valuable federal support for technology at the same time!

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Lessons for Grades K-2

Going Places Safely

Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but that they need to follow certain rules to remain safe.

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Sending Email

Students explore how they can use email to communicate with real people within their schools, families, and communities.

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Show Respect Online

Students explore what cyberbullying means and what they can do when they encounter it. Students learn about in-person and online communications, and how to write good emails.

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Lessons for Grades 3-5

Talking Safely Online

Students learn that the Internet is a great place to develop rewarding relationships. But they also learn not to reveal private information to a person they know only online.

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The Power of Words

Students consider that they may get online messages from other kids that can make them feel angry, hurt, sad, or fearful. They explore ways to handle cyberbullying if it happens.

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Digital Citizenship Pledge

Students work together to outline common expectations in order to build a strong digital citizenship community. Each member of the class signs a We the Digital Citizens Pledge.

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My Online Neighborhood

Mindful Messaging

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