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If you want to learn more about digital literacy and citizenship, Google and partners have curated a short list of resources. Continue to explore the wonders of the web with us.

Resources for everyone

Good to Know YouTube channel

Want to see more videos about privacy and security? Take a look through our YouTube channel for more videos.

Inside Search

Discover all the features and tricks to master Google search. Get information on Google’s newest search features and learn tips from basic to advanced.

YouTube Safety Center

Learn how to flag videos that violate our Community Guidelines, keep personal videos private, and block users whose comments or messages are bothering you.

20 Things I Learned

If you had things you always wanted to know about the web but were afraid to ask, we have a book for you. Learn about the web and browsers in this interactive experience created by Google.

Digital Literacy Portal for the entire family

As more of our life happens online, Internet skills are crucial to living responsibly. What are the skills needed to navigate today’s Internet society? How can parents and educators teach themselves, their families, and their communities about important topics like identity protection, fraud detection, and digital citizenship?

ThinkB4U is a collaboration between Google and expert safety partners Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, and the National Consumers League. Together we are tackling some of the biggest learning curves thrown at the average user in a fun and interactive way.

There is still much to be done to achieve high levels of digital literacy for everyone. We hope that projects like ThinkB4U will boost advocacy for online safety education, the importance of which is invaluable in a deeply connected world.

OnGuardOnline.gov Safety Videos

The Federal Trade Commission has released a series of video tips to help you protect your personal information online. The videos are available at OnGuardOnline.gov, the federal government’s site to help computer users be safe, secure and responsible. Here are some examples:

  • Computer Security provides simple steps to help you protect yourself and your computer from scammers, hackers, and identity thieves.
  • Online Shopping Tips can help you get the best deal and avoid unnecessary hassles.
  • Protect Your Computer from Malware provides tips on how to avoid, detect, and get rid of viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer without your consent.

Resources for parents

Now You Know

Check out videos created for youth by youth on topics like cyber-wellness, security, and privacy.

A Platform for Good

A Platform for Good is a project of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) designed to help parents, teachers and teens to connect, share and do good online.

Teach Parents Tech

Teach Parents Tech lets you select from more than 50 basic how-to videos to send to mom, dad, your old college roommate, your neighbor or anyone else who could use a little help with tech tasks – whether it’s how to copy & paste to how to share a big file.

Get Your Folks Online

Get Your Folks Online, a partnership between Age Action and Google, is a website that hosts several courses on the basics of the Internet.

Resources for kids

Faux Paw the Techno Cat internet safety series for children

Meet Faux Paw, the Web­surfing Techno Cat, who teaches young children the safe and responsible use of technology through stories developed in collaboration with child psychologists, educators and law enforcement. Faux Paw is brought to you by iKeepSafe. The four Faux Paw storybooks and animated films may be downloaded at no cost.

Video series about managing your online reputation and keeping safe

Connect Safely has created a series of videos about online safety with a character called Kate. Follow the links below to watch these on YouTube.

  • Kate’s Very Public Party: Kate learns that party photos can wind up online and be seen by – of all people – her own parents.
  • Kate’s Reputation Problem: Kate doesn’t get a job she wanted because of a video her would-be employer saw on the web.
  • Is Kate a Web Addict?: Kate’s experience shows that the amount of time kids should spend online isn’t black & white (even though the video is!).

Ad Council’s Beware What You Share campaign

The Ad Council’s Internet Safety Coalition has developed a creative campaign for teaching kids to ‘Beware What You Share,’ by likening an online post to something worn on a shirt the next day. The materials remind teens that online actions can have real world consequences.

Resources for schools

Google in Education

Learn more about what Google does to support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education program initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools.

YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum

YouTube devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (ages 13-17) on topics like YouTube’s policies, how to report content on YouTube, and how to be responsible YouTube community members.

A Platform for Good

A Platform for Good is a project of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) designed to help parents, teachers and teens to connect, share and do good online.

Digital literacy curriculum for schools from iKeepSafe and Google

We’ve teamed up with online safety organization iKeepSafe to develop a curriculum that educators can use in the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible online citizen.

The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion filled and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities. On this site you’ll find a resource booklet for both educators and students that can be downloaded in PDF form, presentations to accompany the lesson and animated videos to help frame the conversation: www.google.com/edu/resources/digital-literacy.html