Primary Grades Research

Unit Study on Bullying and Digital Citizenship

K-2 Digital Citizenship and Bullying Kit.


Digital Citizenship Process for Reducing Risk with Social Media and Privacy

Before your students use social media have them watch the following video from Friendly Screens animation.  This will help with privacy issues.

Disney video to learn about online safety.

Or if you enjoy Garfield, check out these videos which will have your students grades 1-5 learning about stranger safety online.

Webonauts Internet Academy from PBS gives students in the 8-10 category a gamified environment whilst teaching digital citizenship and media literacy skills.

RightNow Media also has videos on bullying with the McGee and Me! series.  For an invitation to access the RightNow Media site, please email Beth Johnson.

  • Encourage your younger students in grades K-4  to engage in 21st century tools like subscriptions Reading Eggs and  Pebble Go , WorldBook and Explora Primary where they can learn safely with limited access.
  • Teach privacy skills including Privacy Pirates: An interactive Unit on Online Privacy.
  • Teach Representing Ourselves Online
  • Once your student has some confidence researching, move to an interactive but restrictive website like Kidblog with limited audience for learning about creating a digital portfolio.
  • Study some lesson plans from Powerful Voices for Kids Digital Media and Literacy Education.  Click on the Ideas page for lessons on critiquing advertising etc.


Research template Gr 4 Use this template to help plan your projects.

Use Search engines and databases that will help your student search safely.

Media Literacy:

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