Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

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Internet Safety Curriculum for Schools

Operation Safe Surf helps to educate kids, parents and schools about the importance of being safe online. It provides parents and schools with resources and tools to help kids learn how to protect themselves while still enjoying all of the benefits of the Internet. The Office of Attorney General (OAG) has partnered with national leaders on Internet safety to offer the latest in curriculum and information for use in Pennsylvania classrooms and homes.

Operation Safe Surf is divided into three learning groups: Elementary School; Middle & High School; and Parents/Community Groups.

  • Elementary School: The OAG is pleased to present the acclaimed Faux Paw books and curriculum through a partnership with the Internet Keep Safe Coalition. These materials help younger students understand the basics of online safety through the experiences of the cat, Faux Paw. There are correlating lessons, coloring pages and resources.
  • Middle & High School: The OAG has created an informative DVD for middle and high school students that explains online safety in terms that relate to them. The DVD features actual victim stories and information on how and why kids should protect themselves online. There is a customized lesson that accompanies the DVD and a special video contest for students in grades 9-12.
  • Parents & Community Groups: The OAG created an informative DVD just for adults to help them better understand the importance of Internet safety and the seriousness of the issue. The DVD features victim stories and gives a portrait of an online predator. It also presents information on how and why kids should protect themselves online.

Speakers are available to make presentations to schools and community groups through a special partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Please feel free to contact the OAG Education and Outreach Office at 1-800-525-7642 or via e-mail at education@attorneygeneral.gov.