Prosper Is Cyber Savvy

Cyber Security & Digital Citizenship Resources

Our Shared Responsibility

While October may be National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it is our shared responsibility to ensure cyber security and digital citizenship information is available to our Prosper ISD community year-round. Use the links below to learn more about how you can help our students become responsible digital citizens.

Links for Elementary Students

Carnegie Cyber Academy - An interactive game designed for upper elementary and middle school students that teaches Internet safety and computer security in a safe, fun setting from Carnegie Mellon University.

NetSmartzKids - An interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.
SafeKids Quiz - Online safety quiz from SafeKids.com.
Webonauts Internet Academy - A web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids (ages 8-10) an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world.

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Image via Always Connected: The New Digital Media Habits of Young Children, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2011.


Links for Middle School Students

Carnegie Cyber Academy - An interactive game designed for upper elementary and middle school students that teaches Internet safety and computer security in a safe, fun setting from Carnegie Mellon University.
Kidsmart - Information and activities about safe searching, managing your digital footprint, and more from Childnet International.
NSTeens - Designed for tweens (ages 8-12) with videos and games that teach them about Internet safety in a fun, age-appropriate way from Sprint and NetSmartz Workshop.
OnGuard Online - Guide to online shopping, sharing, and interacting from the Federal Trade Commission.

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Image via Teens, Social Media, and Privacy, Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2013.

Links for High School Students

A Thin Line - Sexting, cyberbullying, and digital dating abuse campaign from MTV.

Digital Tattoo - Tips on forming a digital identity from The University of British Columbia.

My Digital Life - Identity protection, copyright, and online harassment guide from Los Angeles Unified School District.
NSTeens Real-Life Stories - Videos detailing real world situations teens face while online from Sprint and NetSmartz Workshop.
OnGuard Online - Guide to online shopping, sharing, and interacting from the Federal Trade Commission.

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Image via Teens, Social Media, and Privacy, Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2013.

Links for Parents & Teachers

Clicking with Caution - Clicking with Caution is a unique partnership among the New York City Department of Education, the Mayor's Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator, Microsoft, and Reel Works Teen Filmmaking to create powerful, peer-to-peer messages on Internet safety.

Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship Week - Activities and lessons for students and families.
ConnectSafely Parent Guides - Parent guides to cybersecurity, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook from ConnectSafely.org.

iKeepSafe - Collection of tools promoting cybersafety, security, and ethics for all ages.

K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum - Scope and sequence from Common Sense Media.
Stop Think Connect - Global cybersecurity awareness campaign aimed at keeping all cyber citizens safe and secure online from the National Cyber Security Alliance and Anti-Phising Working Group.
Stop. Think. Connect. Parent and Educator Resources - Tips and resources for talking with kids about Internet use from the Department of Homeland Security.
ThinkB4U - Fun and interactive digital literacy resource from Google Inc. and expert safety partners Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, and the National Consumers League.

Prosper ISD Cyber Safety Videos: High School and Reynolds

Prosper ISD Cyber Safety Videos: Rogers and Elementary

Be Kind Online

Being helpful and kind online is the best way to keep the Internet safe and fun for everybody. This video and song helps young children understand why it’s important to treat others how they want to be treated, even when they’re online
Be Kind Online
'Be Kind Online' Cyberbullying Song by Bruce Langford

Techno Cat: Adventures in the Internet

Just like students need to learn to look both ways before crossing the street, they need to learn a few basic principles before exploring online. When Faux Paw gets sucked into the internet, she learns what dangerous situations could look like and how to respond to them–teaching your student valuable lessons about online safety.
Faux Paw's Adventures in the Internet

Techno Cat: Faux Paw Meets the First Lady

Recent research reports that at least 15-35% of students have been victims of cyberbullying, while 10-20% admit to engaging in it. This Faux Paw story, featuring former First Lady Laura Bush, teaches students to become responsible upstanders who prevent others from being abused online, and what to do if they themselves are victimized.
Faux Paw Meets the First Lady

Hector’s World Computer Security “Oops”

Hector’s World computer security video offers a foundation of basic computer security skills by introducing young children to topics like viruses and strong password.