i-SAFE America features an innovative, interactive, student-centered curriculum for grades K-12 and can be presented in a variety of modalities. By
integrating best practices in both teaching and learning, knowledge and skills are not only taught, but retained by students.
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All i-SAFE Lessons are aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards
(NETS), as well as the goals set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act. All lessons
are reviewed and approved by the Child Protective Division of the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention within the Department of Justice.
Additionally, the Curriculum has been correlated to national standards in: language arts; history; social studies; and health and safety.
In keeping with current theories about how children learn most effectively, the i-SAFE Curriculum provides a broad range of materials and formats, to
meet a variety of teaching and learning needs.
i-SAFE curriculum meets the needs of:
Curriculum Topics and Delivery
- Students of all grade levels (K-12)
- Students with different learning styles, backgrounds, and experience levels
- Educators with different teaching and technology skills
- Different classroom environments (Examples: a computer lab, a classroom with one or more computer(s), or a classroom without computers)
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Presented by i-SAFE's character, "I-Buddy", each lesson provides young students with exposure to Internet concepts and vocabulary through engaging
Activities for grades 5-8 involve discussions and participatory activities, to foster discussion, cooperative learning, concept development,
and opportunities for school and community outreach.
The High School Curriculum includes a Pre-Webcast survey-activity to engage students in analysis and discussion of their interactions in the Cyber
community, as well as additional lessons provided in Webcast format.
i-SAFE continues to update and produce innovative webcasts to appeal to high school students.
View a PDF of the i-SAFE curriculum Scope and Sequence
Incorporation of age-appropriate youth empowerment activities into the classroom curriculum provides a means for students to make a difference in the
lives of others. They engage in captivating activities and projects to spread their knowledge and understanding about the responsibilities of safe
online travel throughout their schools.
Examples of cooperative learning activities from the i-SAFE Curriculum Lessons include students creating and displaying posters, producing public
service announcements, or distributing original brochures about Internet safety.
These projects, activities, and peer-to-peer communication provide the bridge between the Education and Outreach Components of i-SAFE, as students are
provided with the means and support to produce larger activities and events within their communities.
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