Grade 1

Pause & Think Online

How can we be safe, responsible, and respectful online?

From our head down to our toes, and our feet up to our nose, the Digital Citizens teach students how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of being safe, responsible, and respectful online.
  • Learn the "Pause & Think Online" song to remember basic digital citizenship concepts.
Key Vocabulary: online  ·  pause
using a computer, phone, or tablet to visit a website or app
to stop what you're doing or saying
Song characters
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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Lesson Plan

25 mins.
Extension Activity:

Break the class up into 6 groups and have each group focus on one body part and digital citizenship topic (head, legs, feet, arms, gut, and heart). Have each group come up with a skit or poster to show how they will use that particular body part to be safe and responsible online. Students can refer to the Coloring Book for what each character represents. Have each group share with the rest of the class.

What You'll Need

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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Video: Pause & Think Online
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    English Spanish
  • Download song: Original Instrumental
  • Sheet Music
  • Pause & Think Moment Handout
  • Coloring Book
  • Poster: Song Lyrics
  • Poster: The Digital Citizens

Take-home resources