Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship

Overview

We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like:

  • YouTube’s policies
  • How to report content on YouTube
  • How to protect their privacy online
  • How to be responsible YouTube community members
  • How to be responsible digital citizens

We hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity.

Lessons in English

Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Lessons are designed to fit within 50 minute classes, but can be adapted to fit your schedule:

  1. What Makes YouTube Unique - Basic facts and figures (40 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 1,Slides Lesson 1
  2. Detecting Lies - (35 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 2, Slides Lesson 2
  3. Safety Mode - (5 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 3, Slides Lesson 3
  4. Online Reputation and Cyberbullying - (45 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 4, Slides Lesson 4
  5. Policy - The Community Guidelines (20 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 5, Slides Lesson 5
  6. Reporting content - Flagging (20 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 6, Slides Lesson 6
  7. Privacy part 1 - (40 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 7, Slides Lesson 7
  8. Privacy part 2 - (50 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 8, Slides Lesson 8
  9. Copyright - (40 mins) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 9, Slides Lesson 9
  10. Additional resources/Appendix including parent resources - Teacher's Guide Additional Materials, Slides Additional Materials

Or you can download the Full Teacher's Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF.

Lessons in Additional Languages

Below is a list of lessons and resources in additional languages beyond English:

  1. French/Français- Guide pour l'enseignant,Diapositives
  2. German/Deutsch- - Leitfaden für Lehrer,Folien
  3. Hebrew -מדריך למורה,שקופיות
  4. Italian/Italiano- Guida dell'insegnante,Diapositive
  5. Russian/Русский- - Руководство для Преподавателей,Слайды
  6. Spanish/Español- - Guía del profesor,Diapositivas

Learn more

To learn more visit the Classroom videos page of this website, where you can find links to information on: