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New Pedestrian Safety and Cyberbullying mini-courses now available

October 25, 2021

Children's Wisconsin announces the launch of three new e-learning mini-courses for elementary and middle school students. Street Smarts 3rd & 4th Grade and Street Smarts 5th & 6th Grade are two video-based mini-courses available for you to use with your students that focus on building pedestrian safety skills. Cyberbullying 6th-8th Grade is the second in a series of mini-courses designed specifically to focus on the troubling problem of cyberbullying and how it affects both middle school and high school students. 

Street Smarts - Pedestrian Safety

According to the CDC, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death to children, ages 1 to 19, and pedestrian injuries contribute to this alarming rate. As part of our commitment to improving the health outcomes of children throughout Wisconsin, Children's Wisconsin has developed two concise and interactive Street Smarts e-learning mini-courses that teach students safe pedestrian skills and habits. Street Smarts 3rd & 4th Grade and Street Smarts 5th & 6th Grade are now available for you to enroll your students!

In Street Smarts 3rd & 4th Grade, students will learn how to safely cross the street, along with the importance of crossing with an adult until the age of 10. As students navigate through the course, they will learn what a crosswalk is and how traffic signals and pedestrian signals can help pedestrians cross safely. In Street Smarts 5th & 6th Grade, in addition to learning how to safely cross the street, students will learn how to choose the safest route when crossing. Through a series of engaging videos, students will also learn how to proceed with caution around driveways, alleys, and railroad tracks, as well as the importance of not being distracted while walking. Additionally, this age group will learn about the importance of role modeling correct pedestrian safety behaviors for younger children. Read the course objectives and more about using these valuable mini-courses with your 3rd through 6th grade students on the Street Smarts 3rd & 4th Grade and Street Smarts 5th & 6th Grade course pages. 

Children's Wisconsin would like to thank the Union Pacific Foundation for their generosity in supporting the development of the Street Smarts mini-courses. 

Cyberbullying 6th-8th Grade

It is estimated that more than one third of US teens have been bullied or harassed online, and just as many say online bullying is a major problem. Cyberbullying can be difficult to detect and manage, but it's important for teens and adults to become empowered to know and understand the actions they should take as victims and bystanders. To address this serious issue, Children's Wisconsin developed Cyberbullying 6th-8th Grade, an interactive and engaging e-learning mini-course to help students understand the harmful effects of cyberbullying and learn what they can do to effectively deal with it and even prevent it. The mini-course teaches young teens what cyberbullying is, what impact it has on all involved, important steps to take if they are being cyberbullied, and what they can do to stop it as a bystander. Students will also learn what they can do to try to prevent it. Read the course objectives and more about using it in your classroom on the Cyberbullying 6th-8th Grade course page. 

For a limited time, be one of the first teachers or counselors to register for Cyberbullying 6th-8th Grade and receive a FREE Bullying Prevention Starter Kit that includes a variety of valuable classroom resources. Quantities are limited, so register today!

If you have questions or need assistance in registering for, or enrolling in, any of these courses, please visit Contact Us; an e-learning representative will contact you to provide assistance and support.

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