Google and YouTube want a safe and exciting web where young people can be creative, express themselves and belong. Be Internet Citizens has been designed to teach teenagers about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, with the aim of encouraging young people to have a positive voice online. The programme provides a strong foundation, empowering them with the confidence to become producers of online content, where they can express their identities, share their stories, make a social impact, and bring communities together.
The Be Internet Citizens curriculum is made up of five hour-long modules, which can be taught in both formal and non-formal education settings. The modules cover key areas of digital citizenship, offering young people the opportunity to build their critical thinking skills while developing their knowledge through a range of engaging and creative exercises.
Be Internet Citizens teaching resources include five lesson plans, a complete set of resources and handouts, plus additional guidance and presentation slides to support delivery.
There are two sets of resources: A PSHE Association accredited Unit of Work for secondary school teachers and a Community Toolkit for educators outside of the formal education space.