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