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Schools across the country are regularly using technology and the Internet in their classrooms. We hope here you will find resources and tips to keeping your students safe online, as well as resources to help you better understand students of all ages use technology, social media and app use at all ages.

This page includes suggestions for curriculum, best practices and downloadable tools.

Resources for Your School

The Attorney General's Office has created materials and tools to help your school fulfill the 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).

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.

Implement a Delete Day

Log Off Day

Click below for information and educational materials on Log Off Day, an opportunity for students to take a break from their online accounts and become more aware of their connectivity.

Implementing Log Off Day

Secure It Day

Click below for information and educational materials on Secure It Day, an opportunity for students to take inventory of their online accounts and remedy vulnerable areas.

Implement a Secure It Day

Grade-Appropriate Worksheets

Printable Posters to Promote Secure It Day

Student Climate Survey

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

Middle School Survey

High School Survey

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.

Classroom Activities

Click below for student scenario cards to help youth practice responding to online dangers and pressures.

Using Student Scenario Cards

Elementary School Scenario Cards

Middle School Scenario Cards

High School Scenario Cards

Click below for worksheets designed to help youth choose appropriate ways to share their emotions.

Elementary School Sharing Emotions

Middle School Sharing Emotions

High School Sharing Emotions

Click below for additional classroom resources.

Online Friends and Followers

“P” Quiz

Your Digital Footprint (Elementary School)

Your Digital Footprint (Middle School and High School)

Curriculum Resources Cyberbullying Tips and Resources for Teachers

Cyberbullying Tips and Resources for Teachers

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

Where and How Can Cyberbullying Happen?

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. Learn more about where and how cyberbullying occurs and what you can do.

Forms of Cyberbullying  (en Español)

Digital Citizenship: Tips for Educators

Who is a Cyberbully?

The Internet provides anonymity and shields kids from the pain that bullying causes their victims. Learn how to recognize if your student is engaged in cyberbullying.

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: A student is being a bully online

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. Learn more about how to recognize if your student is a victim of cyberbullying.

Warning Sign Checklist: Am I being cyberbullied?

How Can Educators Support a Student Who is Bullied Online?

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.

Responding to Student Reports

 

Schedule a Digital Saftey Presentation

The Attorney General's Office supports parents and teachers in their efforts to educate students regarding safe technology use. Our Internet Safety Specialists provide age-appropriate presentations for students, as well as for parents, educators and youth service providers throughout Illinois.

E-Info Hotline

To contact an Internet Safety Specialist, please call 1-888-414-7678 or email
e-info@ilag.gov.

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Digital Safety Community Webinar Schedule
Parents, educators and community members can join the free webinar series for timely safety tips.

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Additional Resources

Safe 2 Help Illinois In the absence of a trusted adult, Safe2Help Illinois offers students a safe, confidential way in which to share information that might help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence or other threats to school safety.

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