Health Education I (7-8)
Strand 3: SAFETY AND DISEASE PREVENTION (SDP) Standard HI.SDP.4:
1 class periods of 45 minutes each
This lesson is designed for teachers who would like to use one general lesson to teach several aspects of Internet safety. The subjects of cyber-bullying, cell phone safety and Internet safety are stressed.
Teachers may want to preview the PowerPoint presentation and read the case studies before presenting them to the class.
Because each school sets its own rules, teachers will want to speak to their School Resource Officer or an administrator to identify the school and legal consequences for inappropriate cell phone and Internet use.
Ask students to read, discuss and present the case study to the class. A representative of each group should summarize the case study, explain their feelings on whether the characters acted responsibly or not, and lead the class in a discussion using the questions provided.
Students may volunteer to read aloud the material presented in the PowerPoint to aid the struggling readers.
The PowerPoint Presentation may be printed and handed out to the students to be used as study material. Students may be encouraged to role play the case studies.
Students will be graded on their participation in the small group discussion and in leading the class discussion on the case studies. In addition, the post test can be used to assess student learning.
Information on Appropriate Use of Technology was gathered in part from www.cybersmartcurriculum.org.