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Living in a digital world can be difficult for students today.  There is a lot to deal with online - cyberbullies, privacy settings, ID theft, sexting, social media, and plagiarism.  Below you will find resources to help you navigate the digital world and protect yourself, your reputation, and your personal information while using the Internet and apps.

interact! Module #2: Oversharing and Inappropriate Content (Coming Soon in Spanish)

The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction have come together again for family engagement and online safety awareness.  
The departments have launched the second installment in the "interact" series entitled "Oversharing and Inappropriate Content."  This will provide parents/guardians and children an opportunity to sit down together to have conversations and actively engage with videos and scenarios focused on building an understanding of what is Ok and what is not OK to share online and why.

To find out more about the dangers of oversharing and what you can do to prevent it, visit the ICAC website or navigate to the Social Media page on this site.

Teen Voices: Oversharing and Your Digital Footprint (Tattoo)

Many middle schoolers are already posting and sharing information about themselves -- and others -- on social media. But in a world where oversharing might seem like the norm, it’s important for kids to think about their digital footprints. In this video, your students can hear what other teens have to say about sharing on social media, then think critically about the decisions they’re making any time they post something online. (


Are You a Digital Citizen? 

Are you using the Internet and Apps safely and responsibly?  Use the following checklist to be sure you are:

  • check  I do not do anything that hurts others or is illegal.
  • check  I do not give out any personal information such as phone number, email, address without my parents’ permission.
  • check  I never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents.
  • check  I don't respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. Instead, I tell my parent or teacher.
  • check  I always talk with my parents before posting pictures of myself or my family online to be sure it is appropriate.
  • check  I only share my passwords with my parents and NO ONE else. 
  • check  I always check with my parents before downloading or installing anything on your computer or mobile device so we protect our privacy.
  • check  I never open an email or message from a stranger as it may contain a virus that could harm your computer or mobile device

Worried about Fake News?

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What Others Are Saying About Being a Digital Citizen

Digital Lives
Chatting Safely Online
Think Before Posting
Info Tracking

 To find these videos and more, visit Common Sense Media videos page

Interactive Learning

Password Plunge
NSTeens Challenge
Interland - Be Internet Awesome
Website Warrior

For more fun learning games and activities, go to the website

Additional Student Resources/Links

NetSmartz - Social Media Tips
NetSmartz - Prevent Sexting
NetSmartz - Cyberbullying
NetSmartz - Cybersecurity
DOJ - Facebook Tip Sheet
DOJ - Instagram Tip Sheet
DOJ - WhatsApp Tip Sheet

 Real-Life Stories (NetSmartz)

Broken Friendship
You Can't Take it Back
Social Networking
Meeting Offline
For questions about this information, contact Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289, Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054