17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids

Posted by The Committed Sardine on

“This article featured on Stephen's Lighthouse presents a set of links to a series of videos designed to teach kids about Internet safety. Good tie-ins with media fluency and digital citizenship are on offer here, so be sure to check them out.”


via Stephen’s Lighthouse

Planet Nutshell produces short animated videos to explain products, services, and concepts. One of their series of videos is all about the Internet and Internet safety for K-12 students. The series is called NetSafe and it has 17 episodes that were produced for the Utah Education Network. The videos are labeled with grade levels so that students in high school don’t watch videos designed for K-3 students. The first video in the series is an explanation of what the Internet is in terms that K-3 students can understand.

NetSafe Episode 1: What is the Internet?
(Grades K-3)
 from Planet
 on Vimeo.

NetSafe Episode 2: What is Personal Information? (Grades K-3) from Planet Nutshell onVimeo.

NetSafe Episode 3: Tell an Adult (Grades K-3) from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

NetSafe Episode 4: Be Kind Online (Grades K-3) from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

NetSafe Episode 5: Cyberbullies are No Fun! (Grades 4-6) from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

NetSafe Episode 6: What is Personal Information? (Grades 4-6) from Planet Nutshell onVimeo.

NetSafe Episode 7: Understanding Online “Friends” (Grades 4-6) from Planet Nutshell onVimeo.

NetSafe Episode 8: Talk to an Adult You Trust (Grades 4-6) from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

NetSafe Episode 9: Posting Pictures Online (Grades 4-6) from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

NetSafe Episode 10: How to Stop Cyber-bullying (Grades 7-12) from Planet Nutshell onVimeo.

Episode 11 explains to 7-12 students how they can protect
their personal information online.

NetSafe Episode 11: Protect Your Personal
Information (Grades 7-12)
 from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

Good stuff and nicely scaffolded by grade(s).



  1. Linda Muhlhauser

    Great stuff! Thanks! I will use this immediately and share with colleagues.

  2. Ian Jukes

    Glad you find them helpful Linda. Thanks for being a Committed Sardine.

  3. Beth Dressler

    Thanks for sharing these. They look fantastic. I’ll definitely view them with my students and share them with colleagues.

    • Ian Jukes

      Glad you like then Beth – don’t hesitate to contact can be of any help to you in the future. IJ

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  5. anita vance

    Happy to find and share this resource with applications for a variety of age groups. Thank you!

    • Ross Crockett

      You’re welcome, Anita, and thanks very much for your interest! They are great videos, aren’t they?

  6. Joshua Gunn

    Thanks for mentioning our work! It’s also worth noting that we are now developing a math series for middle schoolers that’s linked to the Common Core. The series will be 20 episodes, but the first 4 are available now: http://www.planetnutshell.com/skill/math-shorts/ We’ll be adding more soon.

  7. tatiana

    internet safety is very important manly for kids and teens when there giving ut personal information.

  8. Katti

    Internet safety is really important. I normally dont like my kids to check out whatever they want because the posibilities are endless. I just like them to watch some educative cartoons or play constructive games. I recently discover some videos with similar content, like what you can find in http://www.youtube.com/kidgamestv . They upload videos for children with popular cartoons and curious games.

What do you think?