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Google helps students behave

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Google has prepared a comprehensive curriculum that schools can use to teach students proper Web etiquette, online health and respect for others. Aimed at K-through-12 classrooms, Be Internet Awesome emphasizes five aspects of online life. In addition to being thoughtful about sharing online comments and looking for the telltale signs of online fakes, the program seeks to strengthen the user’s privacy and to foster an online ethic of kindness. Finally, the program emphasizes that students should always feel free to ask adults when they’re uncertain what to do. The curriculum package includes a form letter to adults, lessons plans and culminates with Google’s Interland game to expand and reinforce the classroom work.