Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: STEM- Digital Citizenship

Grade Level: 4, 5

Objective: Informing


ISTE 1.2 Digital Citizen: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will share what they know about staying safe online.

Know Before You Start: A prior discussion about online safety is helpful, but not necessary.

Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic. What are a few dangerous things that Tanya did? What are a few safe things that Ezra did?


  • Have students brainstorm a list of ways to stay safe online. The list should include things to do and things not to do when online. 

  • Students should recognize that they cannot share private information, such as name, age, address, school, or birthday.

  • Students should recognize that they can share personal information, such as interests, likes/dislikes, favorites (food, sport, music, game, etc). 

  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a  3-4 panel comic highlighting 3 of these online safety tips.

Closure: Students will share their favorite safety tip with a partner.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text features as needed.

  • Print out the share/don’t share class list as a visual reference and reminder.


Resources: Comic to print or display: Comic 1.