Internet Basics What is the internet? What can you do online? How do you connect to the internet? What is the cloud? How do I use an internet browser? Click on the button to the right to learn the answers to these questions and more.
Anyone that uses the internet is a citizen of the worldwide online community. Learn to be a good digital citizen by following a few simple steps that can make your experience, and the experience of other online users, smoother and safer.
This 12-minute TEDx video by Dr. Dan Bellack helps us make sense in a "fake news" world.
Using Search Engines Efficiently and Safely
The internet is a wonderful resource, and search engines help us sort through all of the information on the internet. Optimizing online searches and finding the information that you're looking for is a skill. Learn strategies and tips for searching online for accurate, safe, and specific information.
Common Sense Media offers interactive tutorials with practical exercises that offer a deeper dive into themes of digital citizenship and sorting through misinformation online. Click on the button to explore the following questions:
How can you avoid being fooled by fake videos and other information online?
How can we challenge our own confirmation bias?
How does internet advertising contribute to the spread of disinformation?
How can filter bubbles limit the information we're exposed to?