Discovered during ISTE 2019, the “Be Internet Awesome” program from Google (Fr, Eng and Esp) develops online skills in a very fun way!

Are you familiar with Google's “Be Internet Awesome” program? This aims to teach 9-14 year olds the basics of digital citizenship and online safety so that they can “explore the world with confidence”. Launched in 2017, it was updated recently and we had the opportunity to find out about it at the annual meeting of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which was held at the end of June. in Philadelphia.

The program, focused on online skills, is offered in English and Spanish in the United States, and there is a French version on the Belgian side (Cybersimple.be). It includes among others a guide for teachers, resources for parents and an interesting online gaming platform for young people, Interland.

A five-part program

The program is structured around five subjects, which constitute the “Internet Code of Awesome”.

Google's Be Internet Awesome (Cyber Heroes) program guide

The program also includes activities for digital literacy: recognizing reliable sources of information, the effect of word choice on the perception of online content, disinformation, etc. There are even posters, certificates and suggestions for activities that can be experienced without technology, all in the toolbox.

Link to the game for young people: http://g.co/BeInternetAwesome

Link to Belgian educational resources (in French): https://www.cybersimple.be/fr

Link to the American program: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/

Link to the American program (in Spanish): https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/es-419_all

QUÉBEC - Link with the digital competence framework

In Quebec, the use of this program could support the development of certain dimensions of the digital competence frame of reference, whose :

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It offers 3 comprehensive digital media literacy activities that will support your actions in this regard. Find it here!