Zoe & Molly Online is an interactive series that gives kids in Grade 3 and 4 an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be safe while playing games online. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when teachers use the comics and lesson plans as a springboard for conversations about how to stay safe while playing games online and the risks associated with sharing their personal information and sending pictures online.

Website Lesson Instructions:

All the components of the Zoe & Molly Online website provide an engaging learning experience for students about internet safety. As the students progress through the website their level of knowledge and safety confidence will increase.

Review the Safety Lessons below before starting the student activities.

Have the students start the lesson by reading the Zoe & Molly Online comics, followed by the game and ending with Guess What!?!, a quiz to check what they’ve learned through the previous activities.

Safety Lessons

The Zoe & Molly Online program has been designed to promote both in-class and at-home discussions about the risks associated with online activity.

Zoe & Molly Online: Grade 3 teacher kit

Grade 3 – This lesson aims to empower students to trust their instincts when viewing content and to go to an adult when they come across something inappropriate.

Teacher kits include pre- and post-test material, guided lesson plans and suggested at-home activities. Use the SMART Board® version of Zoe & Molly Online: Caught in the Net or paper copy to get the classroom conversation going.

Download the Grade 3 teacher kit (4.1 MB)

Zoe & Molly Online: Grade 4 teacher kit

Grade 4 – This lesson plan aims to help students identify the benefits and risks of the Internet, specifically chat components of online games, and effectively manage some of the situations they may encounter.

Teacher kits include pre- and post-test material, guided lesson plans and suggested at-home activities. Use the SMART Board® version of Zoe & Molly Online or paper copy to get the classroom conversation going.

Download the Grade 4 teacher kit (4.6 MB)

PowerPoint Presentation

Online Safety for Grades 3 and 4

This PowerPoint presentation provides teachers opportunities to interact with students while they learn how to play safely online, as well as when and how to tell a safe adult if they need help.

Download the PowerPoint presentation

SMART Board® Lessons

Zoe & Molly Online SMART Board® lessons give teachers and their class the opportunity to read through the Zoe & Molly Online comics together, engaging with the text as the story moves along.

Zoe & Molly Online: Grade 3 SMART Board® lesson

Grade 3 – Zoe & Molly Online: Caught in the Net

Access the SMART Board® version of Zoe & Molly Online: Caught in the Net here (9.3 MB) for an engaging class experience.

Zoe & Molly Online: Grade 4 SMART Board® lesson

Grade 4 – Zoe & Molly Online

Access the SMART Board® version of Zoe & Molly Online here (15.6 MB) for an interactive experience with Zoe and Molly.

“SMART Board” is a registered trademark of SMART Technologies Inc. SMART is not affiliated with, nor does it endorse or sponsor, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc., or its programs.

Comic Books

Zoe & Molly Online: Grade 3 comic

Grade 3 – Zoe & Molly Online: Caught in the Net

Download the comic PDF here (2 MB) or visit the Comics section.

Zoe & Molly Online: Grade 4 comic

Grade 4 – Zoe & Molly Online with Internet Activities

Download the comic PDF here (1.3 MB) or visit the Comics section.

Additional Resources

Find more internet safety resources for teachers here.

Parents – Interested in learning more about how to keep your kids safe online and help build their personal safety confidence? Click here.