Teaching Tweens Internet Safety with Ralph Breaks the Internet & Google Be Internet Awesome

When I wrote my review for Ralph Breaks the Internet, one of the points I highlighted was "Ralph and Vanellope have completely different points of view when it came to the internet". I can say the same for parents and children. I know it is for me and my son.


Note: This post is in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios and Google’s Be Internet Awesome program. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

While my son is like Vanellope and has a "do all the things" type of view while being online, I tend to be Ralph-like and more "selective" with my internet usage. Why? Because while the internet of things is wonderful, if not used responsibly, it can quickly become an unsafe environment.

As a parent who's trying to manage how my son uses the internet, the news that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet is collaborating with Google’s Be Internet Awesome program to encourage the fundamentals of digital citizenship and online safety for kids is exciting.

Ralph Breaks the Internet | "We Are In The Internet" Clip



Like Ralph and Vanellope in Ralph Breaks the Internet, kids can find themselves in tricky situations when navigating the Web. So parents needs ways to help their children learn how to explore the online world with confidence....and safety.


To help me open a "internet safety" conversation with my son, I downloaded and printed the "Be Internet Brave and Strong" activity sheets. Being a tween, he's starting to use the internet as a social tool, so these two printable will guide him to keep his info safe and know what to do when something online is "inappropriate"

While I used these with my son, you can use any of these "Be Internet Awesome and Ralph Breaks the Internet" themed resources, including internet safety tips, downloadable activity sheets, and more.

To learn more, visit - www.beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/families



About Be Internet Awesome

Be Internet Awesome is Google’s multifaceted program designed to teach kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. The free program is available in English and Spanish and consists of an ISTE standards aligned curriculum, ready-made Pear Decks for each lesson, Interland - an adventure-packed online game about digital safety and citizenship, and a family guide for families to continue the conversation at home.



About Ralph Breaks The Internet

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the 2019 Oscar®-nominated, action-packed adventure Ralph Breaks the Internet.

In the hilarious, high speed sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, besties Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the expansive, fast-paced world of the internet in an attempt to save Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush. They’re in way over their heads, so they must rely on the citizens of the internet—including Yesss, the head algorithm and heart and soul of the trend-making site BuzzzTube, and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from the gritty online auto-racing game, Slaughter Race—to help them navigate their way.

Ralph Breaks the Internet is now available instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD/HD/SD and Movies Anywhere and physically on Blu-ray and DVD.

See more from Wreck-It Ralph:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wreckitralph
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15 comments:

  1. I love this! I think it's so important to make our children as safe as possible when they're on the internet. This is a great way to do that.

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  2. This is such an important conversation to have with all age-appropriate children and especially our teens. We love Wreck It Ralph too btw.

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  3. Oh man, I can only imagine what I might catch my son looking at when he is old enough to search the internet! Definitely will be having lots of conversations with him about it.

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  4. I love the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet. These are fun activity sheet!

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  5. I love this movie. Also, we can limit internet use for kids. Be moderated!

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  6. I would wish to watch it as it's on a subject so very critical to safe browsing and safety of our kids.Thanks for sharing.

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  7. My girls absolutely love wreck it wra. And being safe online is very important these days

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  8. I have not heard of this free program until now. I have a 7 yr old and definitely want us all to Be Internet Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Using Ralph Breaks the Internet is a stellar idea! I don't have kids yet but, this would be perfect for my nieces.

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  10. It's so important to talk to your kids about internet safety! This is a great approach!

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  11. My kids really enjoyed this movie, but I found it couldn't hold my attention! I usually love all Disney movies too!

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  12. This is one of my favorite Disney movies; I am so glad they continue to make sequels that are good, too!

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  13. Internet safety and how to use it properly are important conversations to have with the kids. Be Internet Brave and Strong activity sheets is such a great idea to guide them using the internet safely.

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  14. This is such an important topic. My son is only two but he's starting to mess around with my phone so I'm doing what I can to teach him safety as much as I can. And I still have yet to see Ralph Breaks the Internet but I'm looking forward getting the chance!

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  15. We are real serious about internet safety with the kids. My kids are 7 and 14 so we have different concerns for them. However, we track we watch, we have access, we block stuff, and we have the conversations.

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