Internet Safety - Digital Citizenship
Here are a number of activities/projects you could do with your class to help reinforce Internet Safety - Digital Citizenship:
1. Have the students create an internet safety poster that shows one or more of the "Internet Safety Plan objectives. If the students would like to have their poster scanned and then put onto your schools computers as a screen saver or a background, please have them do the poster on 81/2 x 11 paper.
2. Have your students create a power point presentation on any number of topics relating to,Cyber Bullying, Digital Citizenship, Teaching Zac to Think, Internet Safety,
The project should be:
10 - 15 slides in length
1) Students should do an outline on paper first with 4 slides per page
2) Have to present to your class
3) Must have a Title Slide – Depends on topic
3) Transitions - backgrounds etc. (own choice)
4) Record dialogue for slides
5) Be Aware of copyright
Power Point Presentation Evaluation Rubric
3. Create a 30 sec. infomercial on Internet Safety/Digital Citizenship.
4. Allies and Aliens - A Mission in Critical Thinking
This interactive module for Grades 7 and 8 is designed to increase students’ ability to recognize bias, prejudice and hate propaganda on the Internet and in other media. In Allies and Aliens students become agents on an intergalactic mission for earth. As students interact with alien characters and visit Web sites on the "Galactic Web", they come across varying degrees of prejudice and discrimination. These interactions help students to understand how such messages can promote hate.
Allies and Aliens Introduction
4. Do the Jo Cool or Jo Fool cyber tour and then take the on-line cyber-quiz to see what you learned:
Students are asked to consider some key questions:
What kind of Web site is this?
What is its purpose: To inform? To sell? To entertain? To persuade?
Is it a commercial Web site?
A personal home page?
An educational site?
How can students tell?
Does Jo make the right decision? Why or why not?
Jo Fool or Jo Cool For Kids
A) Internet Safety Plans Core Objectives:
Objective 1: Personal Responsibility
• Do not give out your name, address, telephone number, age, email address to strangers
• Do not send your picture to a stranger
• Do not meet in person someone that you have met online
• Don’t use or respond to inappropriate language
• Don’t go into chat rooms
Objective 2: Protective Technologies
• Use filtering software
• Use antivirus software, software that will block Trojans, use a firewall, don’t use a web cam
• Don’t add strangers to your buddy list; block strangers
• Save conversations/email
• Turn off computer and web cam when not using them
Objective 3: Tell a Responsible Adult
• Tell parents
• Tell police
• Tell a teacher
*** Anything you transmit electronically whether it is an email - a post on Facebook,a Blog or a Tweet etc. could get you in trouble if it is inappropriate. Anything you transmit electronically over the internet can be traced back to your user-id or account.
Web Links for more information:
1 Cyber Bully, Cyberbully, Prevention and Intervention of Cyberbullying
2. Internet 101
3. Five W's of Cyberspace
4. McGruff.org -- Cyberbullies
5. www.cyberbullying.ca -conceived of, and created by Bill Belsey, creator and facilitator of www.bullying.org
6. STOP Cyberbullying Cyberbullying - what it is, how it works and how to understand and deal with Cyberbullies
7. Welcome to Cyber-Safety.com
8. Internet Safety Rules
9. CyberWise - Home.url
This lesson will help students identify a variety of teen behaviors on the Internet and the positive and negative consequences of these behaviors. The students will learn the type of behaviors that will help them be safer when on the Internet.
Background for Teachers
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to identify and describe dangers and consequences of internet safety. Students will be able to describe positive and negative uses of the internet. Students will devise a plan to make themself safe while they are on the internet.
Introduction 15 min.
Show Video "Cyber-bullying: Feathers in the Wind"
- How does this video clip relate to internet safety?
- Do people gossip on the internet?
- Once you post on the internet how easy is it to take it back?
- Have any of you ever posted something on the internet that you wish you could take back?
- Is it OK to post information or pictures about your friends on the internet without their permission?
- How important is it to keep your passwords secure?
- Have you ever had someone get into your emails, phone texts, Facebook or MySpace pages without your permission?
- How did that make you feel?
Brainstorm positive and negative aspects of using the internet. Some of the areas will be on both lists. Record the answers on the board.
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Divide the class into groups of three to five students. Make sure you have at least one or two students in each group that know how to use PowerPoint.
- Each group will choose or be assigned one of the negative safety issues from the list above.
- One or two students will be assigned to organize the presentation.
- One student will develop the PowerPoint with backgrounds, transitions, and videos.
- One person will present the information to the class.
- All students will do the research.
Hand out the Internet Safety worksheet and review the Multimedia Presentation rubric.
Students will spend the rest of this class period conducting research on their assigned topic. Utah students should be encouraged to use the online databases available on Pioneer Online Library - such as SIRS Knowledge Source and EBSCO.
Students will continue working on their presentations. 90min.
Groups will share their PowerPoint presentations to the class. Students should take notes on the presentations.
- Safety tips
- New information you have learned
- Who can you contact to report internet abuse
- Information to share with younger siblings or parents
Write a one page summary of what you learned and specific steps you can take to stay safe while using the Internet. Review the Writing Rubric with the students.
Multimedia rubric will be used to grade the PowerPoint project. Writing rubric will be used for the homework writing assignment