Internet Safety<br />Things to think about while using the Internet<br />Created by A. McKean<br />
Learner Description<br />This presentation is aimed at secondary school age students ages 14-17.<br />This presentation would be used in conjunction with an online science lesson that involve using the Internet to complete a webquest.<br />
Internet Safety<br />This lesson will discuss issues of Internet Safety<br />Yes, I am sure you all know the basic rules:<br />Don’t give out any real info such as your name, birthday, or address.<br />Don’t meet strangers you meet online in the real world.<br />Don’t post inappropriate pictures of yourself or others.<br />But is it really just that simple or easy? Let’s find out!<br />
Video #1 – Profile Penalty<br />Watch the video at http://www.nsteens.org/videos/offline-consequences/<br />On a separate piece of paper answer the questions posed in this video<br />How do you decide what information and images to post online? <br />Have you or someone you know ever posted something you regret?<br />What information and images are NOT okay to post?<br />Why do people post inappropriate messages and pictures?<br />How can things you post online effect your future?<br />
Things to think about<br />Remember to always think about your online reputation. What does it say about you?<br />Don’t post anything you might regret later in life. Think about who will see this? What will they think? Remember future employers, teachers, friends etc.<br />Use privacy settings to limit access to your page.<br />Remember that online choices have offline consequences.<br />
Video #2 – Terrible Text<br />Watch the video at http://www.nsteens.org/videos/cyberbullying/<br />On a separate piece of paper answer the questions posed in this video<br />What is cyberbullying?<br />Why do people cyberbully?<br />Have you ever been cyberbullied?<br />What would you do if you were cyberbullied?<br />Why is cyberbullying a bad idea?<br />
Things to think about<br />Never respond to harassing or rude comments but be sure to save or print the evidence<br />Report it! If you are being harassed talk to your parents or guardians, ISP, school, or local law enforcement.<br />Always respect others online. Review your netiquette rules if necessary.<br />Passwords: Change them often and even protect your cell phone.<br />Use privacy settings to block unwanted messages.<br />
Video #3 – Julie’s Journey<br />Go to http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm<br />Click on Julie’s Journey and watch the video<br />While watching the video think about the following questions<br />What Internet safety tips would you have given 13 year old Julie before she started IMing?<br />What would you have told Julie parents before they let her communicate so much online?<br />
Reflection<br />After watching the 3 videos provided and answering the discussion questions has this changed your views on Internet safety?<br />Have you learned anything new or was there something you saw or talked about that you hadn’t seen or thought of before?<br />How important do you think Internet safety education is and why?<br />
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