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Staying Safe Online (K-2)

How do you stay safe when you visit a website?

Students understand that they should stay safe online by choosing websites that are good for them to visit, and avoiding sites that are not appropriate for them. First, students learn about the similarities of staying safe in the real world and when visiting websites. Next, they learn about the website traffic light and complete an activity where they match statements about websites to the correct safety level of the site. Then they play an interactive game and consider how to determine which websites are just right for them.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • understand that being safe when they visit websites is similar to staying safe in real life.
  • learn to recognize websites that are good for them to visit.
  • recognize if they should ask an adult they trust before they visit a particular website.

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade K: W.5, W.7, W.8, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

Grade 1: W.5, W.7, W.8, L.6

Grade 2: W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L.6

ISTE Standards:

1d, 2b, 3a, 3c, 3d, 6a, 7b, 7c, 7d


2b, 2c. 4a-d, 5a-f


Additional Lesson Materials

Family Tip Sheet
Student Activity Sheet