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

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Digital Citizenship

Grade Level: 4, 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will learn how to stay safe online.

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


  • 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 their name, age, address, school, or birthday.

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

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


  • Students will share their finished comics with a partner.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.

  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.

  • Print out a list of things that are safe to share and things that are unsafe to share online.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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