- Discovery Education and Intel Security have joined together to release a digital safety program that teaches 8-to-11-year-olds about cyberethics.
- This module is part of the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, which aims to teach students about making smart and safe decisions online.
- The self-paced and interactive tool addresses topics ranging from plagiarism to cyberbullying and leaving a positive digital footprint.
A number of companies lately have released programs aimed at teaching students how to be safe and ethical online. With life becoming increasingly digital and new threats always emerging, it's key to provide students with the necessary tools to navigate this new world.
Here's a sampling of lessons through the program:
Respecting Everyone Online: Students are reminded that the people they connect with online are real people with real feelings and reputations to protect and are introduced to the term "cyberbullying."
Respecting Others’ Online Property: Students may not be aware that it is unethical, and in some cases illegal, to take or download digital content that belongs to others without getting permission from or giving credit to the original owner.
Creating a Positive Digital Footprint: Students will learn the “dos” and “don’ts” for creating a positive digital footprint by being respectful of themselves and others online.