1 class periods of 90 minutes each
Students will increase their knowledge of Internet safety. Students will explore and identify dangers on the Internet and learn ways to avoid situations that might be threatening or harmful.
Students will be able to identify online threats, appropriate communication skills, and how to protect themselves from inappropriate Internet behavior.
Introduction: (5 min.)
The Internet can be a wonderful resource for:
With one punch of a few letters on the keyboard you can literally access the world.
Today we are going to talk about identifying and avoiding situation that could threaten your safety on the internet.
Going out on the net is like going to a costume party where everyone's identity is a mystery. Unless you know your friends, assume you don't know to whom you are talking. Strangers on the internet can take advantage of you by pretending to be your friend. You have no way of knowing who that person is and what they may be after.
Lesson Body: (65 min.)
What are some of the dangers you might find on the internet?
(Record their answers on the board)
Cyber-Safety- Statistics (Word Doc)
Internet Safety Videos
Depending on the emphasis you want for this lesson - select 5-6 videos from the video list below. (Make sure you preview each video before showing it to your class.)
After each video: (7-10 min.)
Conclusion: (20 min.) Hand out and review "Safe Surfing Tips"
Last 5-7 minutes
Have the students fill out the final section of their video worksheet. (My Goals for Internet Safety)
Homework Assignment: Handout the Mobile Foldable Instruction Sheet along with the Rubric.
Assignment: Create a "Mobile Foldable" using information from "Safe Surfing Tips" and your five goals for internet safety.
Students will be graded on their Internet Safety Worksheet. Students will set five specific goals for staying safe on the internet. Homework-Students will create a "mobile foldable" using their goals and information on internet safety