Internet Safety for Teens through games

We all know that the Internet can be a fun and rewarding experience. It is a wonderful resource to learn and play but access to it has its hazards for children. Below you will find four different sites I always use at the beginning of the school year with my students. Through online games I make sure they can surf the web safely.

PBS watch this documentary online about how radically the Internet is transforming the experience of childhood. There is a link to a a blog for parents on the topic.

NS teens can be played in English and in Spanish. There are wonderful games on cyberbulling and some really nice activity cards for middle school.


The Carnegie Cyber Academy is a site created by the Carnegie Mellon University. It  offers an interactive game that teaches Internet safety and computer security in a safe, fun setting. You can also choose  mini-games and extra activities for kids.

The Bully Roundup
An interactive board game to test your bully smarts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Really easy to play and the instructions are very clear.

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5 comments

  1. yes, i agree that the internet is rewarding to children however if they are properly educated it can be a useful learning curve which will serve them well in later life. The idea of games to help them learn about the problems is a brilliant idea 🙂 thanks for the post

  2. Thanks for this post, Jennifer!

    Very useful links. I’m thinking of doing something about e-safety and cyberbullying with my teenage students. People here like Facebook but there isn’t much awareness yet of e-safety issues I have the feeling.

    Nergiz

  3. Internet safety is important to teach and remind year round. I always start my year with an Internet safety unit and then make sure that students are thinking about the concepts all year long by sprinkling fun games like these through the year.

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