k-12 Education

Empowering Educators and Students with Cybersafety Education

At KnowledgeFlow, we understand the importance of technology in the classroom. However, we are also aware of the associated risks of using various devices and online platforms, particularly for youth who are at higher risk to online harm. Having knowledge of essential cyber safety practices as an educator not only benefits your online safety but highlights the importance of fostering safe technology use in the classroom for students to implement in their daily lives. Education starts in the classroom, and empowering today’s youth to understand various digital harms, implement online best practices and navigate the complexities of the digital world will enable students to use technology safely and securely while protecting their devices and information from harm. Educators, let’s join forces and create #UnHackable classrooms!

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The cybersafety Academy

Home to all of KnowledgeFlow’s online courses, our exclusive Cybersafety Academy website currently offers 6 FREE courses for all ages and demographics. Three of these courses are specifically designed to address K-12 cybersafety learning and education. Each course is structured to provide comprehensive, easy-to-understand content with relevant real-world applications, short video tutorials and interactive quizzes to strengthen learning and retention. Our courses cover everything from ensuring your device is protected and up to date with all security measures, safe app downloads and account creation to the online harms associated with technology, cyberbullying and scams. Our Cybersafety for Everyone series encompasses three courses that cover all things cybersafety, designed for all ages and demographics to understand the basics of personal online safety and security.

If you are an educator who would like to enroll your class in this program, contact us to receive anonymized accounts for your students. No student personal information is provided or collected – no names, no student numbers, no email addresses!

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Charting Your Course: A Map From Cybersafety to Cybersecurity
  • Grade 9-12

The course comprises 8 modules covering the critical aspects of cybersafety, with tailored course content and examples directed to teenagers. We introduce Cybersecurity careers and associated pathways to the industry.

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10 immutable rules of cybersafety
  • Grade 4-8

This course features a video detailing 10 essential rules for maintaining the privacy and security of your information online. It also includes various group activities, discussion guides, and lesson plans for classroom discussion and engagement.

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7 cyber savvy skills
  • Grade 1-8

This video course outlines 7 important Cyber-Savvy Skills to help students stay safe online. These skills will give them the know-how and tools to use the Internet in a safer and smarter way. Each short video lesson includes activities and quizzes for student engagement and knowledge retention.

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Protect Your Device
  • All ages and demographics

This course covers all things device safety and security to keep your physical device safe from various online harms. From passwords, inactivity settings, and securely downloading safe apps to data backups and virus scans, Protect Your Device has you covered.

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Protect Your Information
  • All ages and demographics

This course offers educational learning material on account security and information protection. Whether you’re setting up new accounts across various platforms, sharing content on social media, managing online banking, or simply browsing the web, this course has it all!

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Scams: Spot Them and Stop them
  • All ages and demographics

This course will equip you with the resources to recognize online scams, protect yourself from being scammed, and recover after being scammed. With real-life examples, you will become an expert in recognizing and identifying scams and avoiding falling victim to them.

Lesson plans

seamlessly integrate Cybersafety Education into the classroom

We have made integrating cybersafety practices and learning material into classroom education a seamless process for teachers. Specially crafted by cybersafety experts, we offer a comprehensive collection of digital media literacy lesson plans created for K-12 education. Each plan features a month’s supply of ready-to-use materials for effortless incorporation into your classroom schedule and curriculum. These captivating, engaging, and comprehensive lessons were designed to be completed within 45 minutes or less, ensuring seamless integration into your current classroom schedule.

Protect Your Candy, our newest lesson plan for educators teaching grades 1-4, immerses students in the realm of passwords through a discussion-based snakes and ladders game. The lesson will help deepen their understanding of why strong passwords are crucial and how they can protect their digital information.

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  • Lesson Plans for Grades 1-3
  • Lesson Plans for Grades 4-8
  • Lesson Plans for Grades 9-12

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Aligning Cybersafety Education to Canadian Curriculums

We have made integrating our cyber safety material into your curriculum simple. Our curriculum alignment page outlines a detailed alignment of our educational materials with provincial curriculum standards. This guide is intended to assist educators in seamlessly incorporating our resources and course content into their lesson plans, ensuring compliance with the mandated educational outcomes. With the ability to filter by province, grade and specific course, educators can find the specific resource or lesson plan that fits the specific curriculum standard and incorporate cybersafety education in classroom learning.


The Ultimate Student Data Protection Controls Checklist

In the dynamic world of educational technology (EdTech), public education is experiencing a digital renaissance of implementing various technologies and platforms in the classroom. However, this great power brings the crucial responsibility of safeguarding our students’ valuable data. Introducing the KnowledgeFlow EdTech Privacy Controls Checklist: your essential guide in the evolving digital education landscape. This guide intended for all parties in the education sector, provides you with a standard guideline when individually reviewing potential education technologies to be used in the classroom. Follow this guide to ensure any platforms introduced in the classroom are conscious of maintaining the integrity of student data, information, and use.