Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

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To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

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What's new in version 2.0

We've implemented a ton of helpful feedback to expand the Be Internet Awesome program.

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Curriculum expansions

Better Together.

The ongoing conversation we've been having with educators like you has been exceptional. We’ve made updates to our curriculum, including:

  • The launch of 3 brand new activities
  • An Educator's Guide to help teachers and professionals deliver the most to their students
  • Many more fixes, upgrades, and all-around improvements to existing lessons

Game updates

You asked. We built.

Led by discussions and interactions with the Be Internet Awesome community, we've refined gameplay throughout for an even awesomer experience.

  • New learning modules have been added to the end of all 4 lands, featuring mini quizzes and topic-reinforcing animations
  • Mindful Mountain has been upgraded with a brand new level
  • Kind Kingdom is even kinder, with a new mini-level that teaches about sharing positivity with bullies
  • Tower of Treasure has been revised, revamped, and relaunched with 2 new components that increase learning and reinforce strong password building

Be Internet Awesome for Google Slides

Get Slides tailor-made for teaching Be Internet Awesome

Be Internet Awesome has worked with Pear Deck to create presentations for every activity in our Curriculum. Use the slides and presentations to engage with students to teach and reinforce the lessons in the curriculum.

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Spanish language site

Be Internet Awesome. Ahora en español.

We are proud to announce that our full Be Internet Awesome program is now available in Spanish!

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Family link parent's guide

Getting started with screen time discussions

The Family Link app from Google can help you schedule and set the ground rules for screen time. But setting digital boundaries in your home can be tricky when kids use devices for school, home, and daily life. We've put together a companion guide for the app that will help you start a conversation with your child about how they use their device.

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Custom certificate generator

Tell the world how awesome you are

Our in-game certificate is now customizable: simply add a student's name, and a personal certificate of game completion will be created for you to print, download, or share.

THE FUNDAMENTALS

The Internet Code of Awesome

Be internet Smart

Share with Care

Good (and bad) news travels fast online, and without some forethought, kids can find themselves in tricky situations that have lasting consequences. The solve? Learning how to share with those they know and those they don’t.

Communicate Responsibly

  • Encourage thoughtful sharing by treating online communication like face-to-face communication; if it isn’t right to say, it isn’t right to post.
  • Create guidelines about what kind of communication is (and isn’t) appropriate.
  • Keep personal details about family and friends private.

Be internet Alert

Don't Fall for Fake

It’s important to help kids become aware that people and situations online aren’t always as they seem. Discerning between what’s real and what’s fake is a very real lesson in online safety.

Know the Signs of a Potential Scam

  • If statements about “winning” or getting something for “free” feel too good to be true, they most likely are.
  • Fair exchanges shouldn’t involve giving away any personal information.
  • Always think critically before acting online and learn to trust your intuition. Be on guard for phishing attempts—efforts to steal information like login or account details by pretending to be a trusted contact in an email, text, or other online communication.

Be Internet Strong

Secure Your Secrets

Personal privacy and security are just as important online as they are offline. Safeguarding valuable information helps kids avoid damaging their devices, reputations, and relationships.

Create a Strong Password

  • Make it memorable, but avoid using personal information like names or birthdays.
  • Use a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers.
  • R3pl@ce le++ers wit# sYmb0ls & n^mb3rs 1ike Thi$.

Switch It Up

  • Do not use the same password on multiple sites.
  • Create a few different variations of the same password for different accounts.

Be Internet Kind

It’s Cool to Be Kind

The Internet is a powerful amplifier that can be used to spread positivity or negativity. Kids can take the high road by applying the concept of “treat others as you would like to be treated” to their actions online, creating positive impact for others and disempowering bullying behavior.

Set an Example

  • Use the power of the Internet to spread positivity.
  • Stop the spread of harmful or untrue messages by not passing them on to others.
  • Respect others’ differences.

Take Action

  • Block mean-spirited or inappropriate behavior online.
  • Make an effort to provide support to those being bullied.
  • Encourage kids to speak up against and report online bullying.

Be Internet Brave

When in Doubt, Talk It Out

One lesson that applies to any and all encounters of the digital kind: When kids come across something questionable, they should feel comfortable talking to a trusted adult. Adults can support this behavior by fostering open communication at home and in the classroom.

Encourage Internet Brave Behavior

  • Be clear about family or classroom rules and expectations around technology, as well as consequences for inappropriate use.
  • Keep the dialogue going by checking in frequently and encouraging kids to ask questions.
  • Extend the conversation to other trusted adults like teachers, coaches, counselors, friends, and relatives.

Tools & Resources

Play Safe.
Learn Safe.
Stay Safe.

 

Interland

Kids can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.

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Be Internet Awesome Curriculum

Educators teaching online safety in the classroom can download lesson plans that have received the ISTE Seal of Alignment and classroom activities that bring the fundamental lessons to life.

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Be Internet Awesome Pledge

Parents driving the online safety conversation at home can encourage the entire family to get on the same page by reviewing the fundamentals and taking this pledge together.

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