Help your family be safe and smart online
The Be Internet Awesome Family Guide gives families the tools and resources to learn about online safety and citizenship at home. We’ve created this guide for families to make it easier to incorporate and practice good digital habits in your everyday lives. Packed with good stuff, this guide will help you and your kids discuss, learn, and think about online safety together
A note from Be Internet Awesome:
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We first created the Be Internet Awesome curriculum for educators. Teaching digital safety and citizenship is a crucial component of today’s classroom, but home will always be the foundation of any child’s learning, and healthy online habits are no different.
Technology moves fast, and staying ahead of the curve can be a challenge in itself. We’ve created this guide for families to make it easier to incorporate and practice good digital habits in your everyday lives. Packed with good stuff, this guide will help you and your kids discuss, learn, and think together about the five areas of Internet awesomeness:
- Smart, Share with Care
- Alert, Don’t Fall for Fake
- Strong, Secure Your Secrets
- Kind, Itʼs Cool to Be Kind
- Brave, When in Doubt Talk It Out
Each of these areas is a key component of the Be Internet Awesome program used in more and more schools across the country and world. If your kids are learning with Be Internet Awesome at school, this guide will help you follow along and reinforce what they’re learning in the classroom.
For example, Interland, Be Internet Awesome’s interactive online game, can be played at home just as well. In fact, your kids might enjoy showing you how it’s played, or even playing it with you!
We’ve created this guide to be an independent resource for helping your family learn about online safety and citizenship. In addition to Interland games for each of the five lessons, you’ll find vocabulary and talking points to use for family discussions and activities that will help you lay a strong foundation for safe, successful use of the Internet. Enjoy exploring Be Internet Awesome for families together!
The Be Internet Awesome team and the Internauts