The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), a nonprofit alliance committed to helping children thrive in the digital space, announced today the launch of its new middle school curriculum—the latest installment in a series of lessons designed to help educators teach digital literacy. The lessons for grades 7-9 build on the elementary school curriculum launched in 2014, Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens.
The new curriculum—designed for grades 7-9 teachers and librarians—includes lessons with videos that focus on students’ roles as creators and consumers online, as well as the role and importance of copyright. The lessons also provide practical tips for how to acquire online media legally and ethically; how to share content with others; and how to create new content using others’ work. Through project-based learning, the curriculum helps to ensure that the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom transfer to the real world outside the classroom, and in the workplace.