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We're here to help you prepare your students by fulfilling requirements under the Illinois School Code for annual, age-appropriate Internet safety instruction to students in grades 3-12 (105 ILCS 5/27-13.3). This page includes suggestions for curriculum, best practices and downloadable tools.

For more information, please feel free to contact our Internet Safety Specialists at We can assist you with a specific problem or send an Internet Safety Specialist to your school with a presentation for students, parents, or educators.

Delete Day

Click below for information and educational materials on Delete Day, an opportunity for your students to “clean up” their online accounts to promote safety and respect for themselves and others.

Implementing Delete Day PDF Document

Grade-Appropriate Worksheets

Elementary Worksheet PDF Document

Middle School Worksheet PDF Document

High School Worksheet PDF Document

Printable Posters to Promote Delete Day

Elementary Delete Day Poster PDF Document

Middle School/High School Delete Day Poster PDF Document

Check Your Digital Footprint Poster PDF Document

Trending Apps and Sites

The Office of the Attorney General conducted a survey of Illinois students during the Spring of 2014. Click below for more information on the apps and sites the survey shows are trending with Illinois youth, as well as online resources for parents, teachers and guardians.

Resource Ruler PDF Document

Student Climate Survey & Social Norms Posters

The School Climate Survey is a short student survey that schools are encouraged to administer regarding online behaviors. Topics include: digital citizenship, cyberbullying and sexting.

Elementary School Survey PDF Document

Middle School Survey PDF Document

High School Survey PDF Document

After administering the appropriate survey, schools are encouraged to insert their resulting data into the editable posters listed below. Displaying these posters throughout the school will help to reinforce positive social norms and encourage a positive online experience for students.

Be an Ally PDF Document

Exclusion PDF Document

Hurtful Names PDF Document

Sexting PDF Document

Rumor Spreading PDF Document

Texting and Driving PDF Document


Tips for Teachers

Click below for some tips on how to help your students prevent cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Tips for Teachers (PDF) PDF Document

Forms of Cyberbullying

A child or teen can be bullied in a wide variety of contexts—through cell phones, chat rooms, e-mail, instant messages, or Web Sites—the possibilities are endless. Click below to learn more about where and how cyberbullying occurs.

Warning Sign Checklist (PDF) PDF Document (en Español) PDF Document

Who is a Cyberbully?

Understanding the motives of cyberbullies can assist you in developing effective prevention and intervention strategies that are necessary to combat cyberbullying. According to, there are generally five types of cyberbullies.

What is Cyberbullying? (PDF) PDF Document

Warning Sign Checklist

Is this student a victim of cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying can have a serious impact on your student's life and behavior. The Internet can magnify the effects of hurtful comments, embarrassing photographs, and other bullying tactics similar to what you may have experienced while growing up. Click below to learn more about how to recognize if your student is a victim of cyberbullying.

Warning Sign Checklist (PDF) PDF Document

Is this student a cyberbully?

Even the best kids can become couch-potato cyberbullies. The Internet provides anonymity and shields kids from the pain that bullying causes their victims. Click below to learn more about how to recognize if your student is engaged in cyberbullying.

Warning Sign Checklist (PDF) PDF Document

What Should Students Do?

How should your students respond to cyberbullying? We do not recommend responding directly to cyberbullies. Instead, we offer a few steps that you can take to ensure that bullies are held responsible.

What Should Students Do? (PDF) PDF Document

Tell Us Your Story

How do you handle cyberbullying incidents? What is your school's bullying policy? Share your stories with educators throughout the state of Illinois.

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Lesson Materials

If you believe your student is a victim or perpetrator of bullying online, it is important for you to help the individual make a change. Click below to learn more about what you can do.

Schedule A Classroom Training

If you are interested in having an Internet Safety Specialist visit your school, please contact our office to schedule a training session.

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Internet Safety Education Act

The Illinois Internet Safety Education Act encourages schools to adopt an age-appropriate Internet safety curriculum for students in grades K through 2. It also requires instruction in grades 3 through 12. This law identifies key topics for instruction, including safe and responsible use of the Internet and the risks posed by online predators, identity theft, cyberbullying and harassment, and illegal downloading.

Internet Safety Education Act (PDF) PDF Document

Internet Safety Training Modules

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