Help your family be safe and smart online
Brought to you by Google, The Be Internet Awesome Family Guide gives families the tools and resources to learn about online safety and citizenship at home. We’ve created this guide for families to make it easier to incorporate and practice good digital habits in your everyday lives. Packed with good stuff, this guide will help you and your kids discuss, learn, and think about online safety together.
Be Internet Awesome aligns with both ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and AASL (American Association of School Librarians) standards.
BE INTERNET AWESOME
Be Internet Awesome is a free online program that offers kids a path to digital citizenship and a way to become smart and safe users of the Internet. The Be Internet Awesome curriculum is a collaboration between Google and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe.org). To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. This program teaches youth the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
There are five fundamental topics of digital safety and citizenship form the Internet Code of Awesome:
- Share with Care (Be Internet Smart)
- Don’t Fall for Fake (Be Internet Alert)
- Secure Your Secrets (Be Internet Strong)
- It’s Cool to Be Kind (Be Internet Kind)
- When in Doubt, Talk It Out (Be Internet Brave)
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. Here they will enjoy participating in the game Interland, and traversing Reality River, Mindful Mountain, Tower of Treasure, and Kind Kingdom to learn the fundamentals of online ethical use and safety.
Who is Be Internet Awesome for? These resources are for everyone, and are designed to best serve families, educators and kids. Interland has been particularly well-received by kids ages 7-12, but can certainly be enjoyed by older and younger kids, too.
What’s Interland? Interland is a free, web-based game designed to help kids learn five foundational lessons across four different mini-games, or ‘lands.’ Kids are invited to play their way to Internet Awesome in a quest to deny hackers, sink phishers, one-up cyberbullies, outsmart oversharers and become safe, confident explorers of the online world. We built Interland with help from experts in the digital safety space, and it is the recipient of the International Society for Technology in Education’s Seal of Alignment. The four lands and their key learning objectives are: Reality River - Don’t Fall for Fake, Mindful Mountain - Share with Care, Kind Kingdom - It’s cool to be kind and Tower of Treasure Secure your secrets.