We LOVE BrainPop Jr!  They offer curriculum-based content geared specifically for K-3 students.  They include short animated movies, leveled quizzes, activities, recommended grade-appropriate reading, writing and discussion prompts, and more.  All content is aligned to and searchable by state standards.

I purchased a paid subscription to use with my technology classes.  They have a great app for mobile devices as well.  They do offer free content every week.  They have some great resources to teach young students about internet safety.  Click the image below to see Brain Pop’s internet safety video.

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(If you are interested, a year subscription is $85 for a home use.)

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Another Great resource for Internet Safety:

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I really like the printable pledges on NetSmartz.  It is a great way to discuss online safety with your children and establish a signed “contract” about using the internet.  

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images-1I love Leo Laporte’s (Tech Expert) comments about internet safety and children:  “Remember, no blocking system is perfect. Filtering software is never a substitute for talking to your kids and agreeing to where they can and cannot go. And if they come across something they shouldn’t, they need to come to you about it.  Talk to your kids.”