Internet Safety Cyber Citizenship A Guide for Upper Elementary Students
Today we will: • Learn about a community called cyberspace • Learn about staying safe in cyberspace
What is a community ?• A group of people Can you think of who share the same some examples? or a common interest
What is CYBERSPACE? • Cyberspace contains places to visit, just like a real community. It is the Internet. • The Internet includes: – Web sites – Email accounts
Website Examples • Web 2.0 tools • Research sites • Social networking sites • Gaming site • Google Docs
•Places in a community are identified by their ADDRESSES What is the school‟s address ?
The Internet is a community,connecting users worldwide. Web sites have addresses called URL‟s When you see: .com the information is from a commercial site .edu the information is from an educational site .org the information is from an organization .gov the information is from a government site
Citizenship & Safety in the Community People in a community are called citizens**************************************************************Q: How does a Q: What are some rules, told community by parents or teachers, that help keep help to keep you safe? its citizens safe? A: Don‟t talk to strangers. Tell your parents where you areA: Follow rules going. and laws Wear your seatbelt. Look both ways when you cross the street.
Q: If cyberspace is a community, who are its citizens?A: YOU! Every time you go on the Internet, you are a cyber citizen in the cyber community.
Cyber Safe• Cyber citizens in the cyber community need rules to keep them safe just like in our school community.• Does anyone have rules at home for using the computer and the Internet? Q: Who made A: Your parents! They want to these rules? keep you safe in cyberspace and help you be a good cyber citizen.
Digital Etiquette• The cyber community , like other communities, has a set of rules that everyone must follow.• These rules make the cyber community a better place for everyone!
Digital Etiquette• Remember to •How do you think be polite in people should act cyber in cyber communities! communities?• When you are talking with How should you people online talk to people in remember these they can‟t see communities? your face..
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The Golden Rule• As a citizen of cyberspace you‟re responsible for following the Golden Rule• Never say anything to someone or about someone that may be hurtful or unkind.• Cyber Citizens that do this are called Cyber Bullies. http://zmpm.com/issue05/
Protecting yourself from Cyber Bullies• If somebody sends you a message that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe do not respond.• Let a trusted adult know.
Social Networking• Email• IM• Chat room• Game sites www.kiwicommons.com
Staying Safe on the Internet at Home and at SchoolNever give out personal information such as:• your name• your password• home address• school name• telephone number• Also, never send a picture of yourself to someone youchat with on the computer without your parentspermission.
You decide! One day, an 8 year old was playing a game on a fun Web site his dad had helped him locate. But after a few mouse clicks, she wasn‟t on the game site anymore. She tried getting back to the game site using the back arrows. It didn‟t work! It was a different place that wasn‟t fun anymore. The words made her feel uncomfortable.What would you do?
Did you think to suggest that she ask for help from a trusted adult? That‟s the best thing to do!• Sometimes a website is made so that it will not let you exit or get out of it, no matter how much you click!It‟s not your fault.• If you have been on the Internet before and know about the „close box‟ in the corner of a web page, you can click that.
Staying Safe on the Internet Is Like Staying Safe in a Real Community • If you get “lost” on the Internet, or stumble into a Website not safe for you: -Talk to your parents - Find a trusted adult - Go to a teacher
Cyber Smart, Cyber Safe! Any Questions? http://www.iSafe.org