Student Data Privacy Classroom Resources

Important: Before asking students to sign up for online sites or services as part of your class, make sure to review the site’s privacy policy and terms of service to make sure it allows for student use. Many online sites and tools require that users be at least 13 years of age to sign up for an account.  As a best practice, make use of district provided online tools and resources with your students whenever possible to ensure the safety and privacy of your students and their data.

  1. Make sure to provide clear directions and guidelines for students when using digital resources as a part of your classroom instruction. Before students log in, take a minute to go over what behaviors and outcomes should be observed during class and give examples of appropriate and inappropriate use of computer time. Never assume that students know what is expected of them when using technology unless you’ve outlined it ahead of time.
  2. While students are using computers or other digital tools, it is your responsibility to monitor and guide their use.  Teachers will monitor student use:
  • Review with students the District network policies, regulations, and responsible use guidelines as well as applicable acceptable use agreements.
  • Maintain supervision of students using the District network.
  • Report to appropriate District personnel any inappropriate materials that are found to be accessible.
  • Report to appropriate District personnel inappropriate behavior.

 Additional Resources

Our district recommends the use of the Common Sense Media curriculum for teaching internet safety concepts to students. These materials are free and provide alignment to Common Core standards. While the materials are free, registration is required in order to download handouts and other resources. The Common Sense materials for each grade level are organized into three main categories:

  • Safety and Security – lessons and activities to reinforce how to stay safe online and keep personal information secure
  • Digital Citizenship – lessons and activities to learn about online behavior, cyberbullying, copyright, and plagiarism
  • Research and Information Literacy – lessons and activities to learn how to evaluate online information for accuracy and appropriateness

To make it easy to browse and select lessons for use in your classroom, we’ve selected a recommended list of activities by grade level below. Each lesson typically requires 45 minutes of instructional time. Consider making these lessons a part of your classroom instruction or a part of your computer lab use. You can also browse the entire list of lessons for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Kindergarten-First Grade Suggested Lessons

Second-Third Grade Suggested Lessons

Fourth-Fifth Grade Suggested Lessons

Sixth Grade Suggested Lessons

Seventh-Eighth Grade Suggested Lessons

Ninth-Tenth Grade Suggested Lessons

Eleventh-Twelfth Grade Suggested Lessons