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Digital Citzenship: Second Grade


Internet Safety

Teaching students that the Internet offers ways to collaborate with others worldwide while staying safe through using strategies such as distinguishing between inappropriate contact and positive connections. 


Information Literacy

The ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit.



Privacy & Security

Includes strategies for managing student's online information and keeping it secure from. They learn how to create strong passwords, how to avoid scams and schemes, and how to analyze privacy policies.


Relationships & Communication


Students focus on building and strengthening positive online communication and communities. The digital citizenship and digital ethics are also emphasized through the reflection of their online interactions.




Student Learning Objective

  • I will identify online behaviors that are considered cyberbullying. 
  • I can explain some ways  to deal with cyberbullying. 
  • I understand the importance of talking to a trusted adult when experiencing or witnessing cyberbullying.


Student Learning Objective

  • I understand the function of keywords and keyword searches
  • I can select suitable keywords and use them to find information on the internet



  • I can define the key vocabulary term "credit"
  • I can list reasons why credit is important for an artist
  • I give myself proper credit for my work

Student Learning Objective

  • I understand why we use passwords
  • I can identify characteristics of a strong password
  • I can create my own strong passwords when needed


Student Learning Objectives

  • I know how to show respect in social situations
  • I know the importance of tone in both face-to-face and online communications
  • I know the rules for writing clear and respectful emails


  • I know the five main parts of letter/email writing
  • I can compare and contrast the format of letter writing to that of writing emails
  • I can proofread a draft of an email

Lesson Plan

Screen out the Mean

CCSS Grade 2: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RI.4, RI.6, RI.10, W.2, W.7, W.8, RF.4a, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.2, SL.3, L.6

ISTE NETS: 2a, 5a, 5d


Lesson Plan

Using Keywords

CCSS: Grade 2: RL.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.2, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L6

ISTE NETS: 3a-d, 4a-c, 6a

My Creative Work

CCSS: Grade 2: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

ISTE NETS: 1a, 1b, 2b, 3b, 3d, 4c, 5a-d, 6a-b

Lesson Plan

Powerful Passwords

CCSS: Grade 2: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.3, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L.6

ISTE NETS: 2b, 5a, 5b


Lesson Plan

Show respect online

CCSS: Grade 2: RL.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.2, W.5, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L.6

ISTE NETS: 5a, 5d

Writing good emails

CCSS: Gr 2: RI.1, RI.10, RF.4a, RF.4b, W.2, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L.2b, L.6

ISTE NETS: 2b, 5a, 5b, 5d



Using Keywords: 
Google Slides - use as is or make a copy in order to edit and change as you see fit.

Family Tip Sheet Smart Searching 

Demonstrate finding articles on PebbleGo.
Ask your school librarian for login information or find on your school's Library Portal eBook or Databases page.


Copyright BrainPop video

The meaning of beep:Copyright
BrainPop game


Net Cetera: The protection connection 
Federal Trade Commission video about safety online including password safety

Password sharing and safety: what's the big deal? YouTube video



Mindful messaging CSM video
(*need to download to watch)

Strategies: Teaching Email Etiquette
Teacher Video



Friendly Letter ABCYa: writing a polite letter

Email and IM BrainPop