First Grade

Cyber Five - Staying Safe On The Net

Digital Citizen


First graders whether at home or school will be online using the Internet and need to know the basic rules of staying safe. ABYCA has a very good age appropriate video to share with young students on five rules to stay safe. There is even a quiz at the end to test their knowledge after viewing the video. 

Students will:

  • Understand the five rules of Internet safety.
  • Be able to practice the five rules of Internet safety. 

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Internet Safety: Internet safety is understanding that one has to be careful while on the Internet. There are certain things that all should be aware of to stay safe. 

To prepare for this lesson:

  • View the video Cyber-Five Internet Safety
  • Learn the five rules
    • Never share personal information.
    • Don't download alone.
    • Don't respond to a bully.
    • If a bully sends you a message, copy and paste, save it and print to share with your parents and teachers. 
    • If you feel uncomfortable with what you see on the computer screen, tell an adult immediately. 
  • Review the quiz at the end. Decide if you will do the quiz as a group or have the students take it on their own. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. Before your students begin using computers or mobile devices, students should be aware that there are safety issues that first must be reviewed. 
  2. Explain that the same rules they already know such as not talking to strangers, being nice to others and not sharing personal information pertains to when they are on the computer too. 
  3. Show the video Cyber Five Internet Safety to the students. 
  4. Have the students take the quiz on their own or do it as a class. 
  5. Have a brief conversation afterwards with the students to assess their understanding. 

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Have the students take the Cyber Five assessment as a quiz or test. 

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018

Digital Citizen
2a. Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
2b. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
2d. Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Cyber Five Internet Safety Video


  • Learning to stay safe prepares the students when they begin doing research on the computer. 

  • Students write a play for puppets that explains why you don’t give passwords to friends or strangers.

Learning to stay safe is important as students learn about scientific concepts on the computer. 

Learning to stay safe is important as students research historical events on the Internet. 

This task card was created by Melissa White, 21Things Project Manager, REMC Association of Michigan, February 2018.