Behind the Web

Introduce your child to the importance of using the Internet safely!

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While Playing: 
  • Encourage your child to go to the Behind the Web activity.
  • Sit with your child while he/she is going through the Behind the Web activity.
  • Initiate conversation by asking questions or making comments as you are going through the information together. For example, ask your child "have you ever downloaded anything?" or "do you know how to search for something using a search engine?"
  • Play the Kid Ultimate Net Surfing Quiz with your child, either take turns answering the questions, or have your child play the quiz first, then you play the quiz so that you can compare!
Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

The Behind the Web activity is a great tool to use to introduce your child to Internet safety, and explains the importance of being a safe surfer!

Elements include the history of the Internet, instructing kids how to use search functions, explaining how email works and how to download important plug-ins, and above all else, expresses the need to be a "safe surfer".  This game meets many expectations in multiple grades, one of which is:

Language: Media Literacy

Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.

Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpretors and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

At-Home Activities: 
  • Surf the Web with your child! Visit sites that interest your child as well as yourself, and discuss why you like or dislike the sites.
  • Make up little mini-projects for you and your child to do together! Find a topic that interests him/her.Using the Internet, research the topic, then use a word processing tool to write and print your work. Add pictures to the project, then you can email it to friends and family! Not only is this a fun way to learn with your child, it also a great way to get him/her used to the process of putting together a project using the computer and Internet tools!