Internet Safety Lesson Plan

Instructor: Joanne Abramson

Joanne has taught middle school and high school science for more than ten years and has a master's degree in education.

Kids these days are introduced to the internet at very young age. With a short, written lesson, discussion, and role play, this lesson plan will provide you with the necessary tools to teach students how to stay safe while they are online.

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline safe internet behaviors
  • provide examples of information that should not be shared online
  • identify examples of cyber-bullying


  • 1 hour

Curriculum Standards


Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Key Terms

  • Internet
  • Predators
  • Cyber-bullying



  • Before class, prepare your easel pad with the following:
    • Title the first page 'Tips for Staying Safe on the Internet.'
    • The second page should have the heading 'Things You Should NOT Tell Strangers on the Internet.'
    • The third page should have the heading 'Things that are Okay to Tell Strangers on the Internet.'
    • On the fourth page, write examples of phrases that could be said to people online. Include friendly, safe discussion with phrases that could be considered cyber-bullying.
  • To begin the lesson, project a website that is popular for your students. Ask them to tell you a little bit about it and about the internet in general.
  • Ask them what a stranger is and whether or not they have ever met a stranger online. Allow them to share their stories. Explain that today they will be learning more about ways to stay safe while they are using the internet.
  • Distribute copies of the lesson Internet Safety: Lesson for Kids. On the easel pad display the page titled, 'Tips for Staying Safe on the Internet.'
  • As a class, read the first two sections of the lesson, 'Let's Go Surfing' and 'Internet Users.' Discuss the terms 'internet' and 'predators.'
  • Read the section 'Don't Overshare.' Ask students to name some internet safety tips that were mentioned in the section. Add the safety tips to your list.
  • Continue with the rest of the lesson in the same manner, pausing to discuss key terms and to add safety tips to your list.
  • To check for understanding, project the lesson quiz and complete it as a class.

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