Zoe and Molly Online is a part of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Kids in the Know safety education program.

Grade 3 Lesson Plan


  • Students will distinguish between appropriate vs. inappropriate information available online
  • Students will understand they may be exposed to inappropriate content online
  • Students will know what to do if they come across inappropriate content online

Activate Prior Knowledge


  • Ask students what they like to do online. Record on chart paper.
  • Give each student a star sticker to put by the activities they enjoy the most.

Direct Instruction

Explain to students that the Internet is a wonderful place that allows people to do many things. People can find information, connect with people, play games, shop, etc. There is a lot of great information online, but there is also information that is not okay because it isn’t appropriate.

Ask students what type of information online might not be okay to see or read. For example, there is information that isn’t true, that is hurtful towards people, that is scary and that is not okay for kids. Ask if they have seen anything online that isn’t okay.

Guided Practice

Hand out the comic to students. Explain to students that the comic Zoe and Molly Online: Caught in the Net is about two friends who like playing games together on the computer. One day when they are playing online they come across a website that isn’t appropriate. Ask students to read the comic individually. Then read the comic together as a class.

About this comic

The “Zoe and Molly Online: Caught in the Net” comic book is a creation of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc., a charitable organization dedicated to the protection of all children. This comic is designed to reinforce one of the seven root safety strategies that form an integral part of the Canadian Centre’s “Kids in the Know” safety program, a program designed to empower children and reduce their risk of victimization.

Supported by Shaw

Copyright © 2013 by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc. All rights reserved. This comic may be reproduced for educational and home use provided it is not reproduced to generate revenue for any person at any time, and provided the quality of reproductions is within reasonable limits. For mass reproduction, or use beyond what is authorized above, send your request to contact@protectchildren.ca. “CANADIAN CENTRE for CHILD PROTECTION” and “kids in the know” are all registered in Canada as trade-marks of; and “Zoe and Molly Online” is used in Canada as trade-marks of; the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc. Shaw Design Mark is a registered trade-mark of Shaw Cablesystems G.P., used with permission.