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Internet Safety Curriculum - Fourth Grade

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The Complete Curriculum for Grades 3-5 on Common Sense Media

Internet Safety DomainISTE Digital Citizenship StandardFourth GradeWebsiteHandout

(1) Safe and responsible use of social networking websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the internet

(2a) Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the performance of their actions in the digital world.

Super Digital Citizen

How can people help others to be good digital citizens?
Students explore what it means to be responsible and respectful to their offline and online communities as a step toward learning how to be good digital citizens.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/super-digital-citizen-3-5

(2) Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators

(2b) Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Who's Your Friend on the Internet
#1?

Students watch the video and learn that people are not always who they say they are on the Internet.

http://www.netsmartzkids.org/activities/whofriend.htm

(3) Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet

(2d) Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

Something awful is happening to Nettie’s virtual castle!
Her gold coins have turned into hay, her beautiful dress is dirty, and is that a dragon in her fireplace?
Read about how Nettie reclaims her castle and how to create strong passwords in The Princess's Password.

http://cdn.netsmartz.org/ebooks/ThePrincessPassword-Book.pdf
http://cdn.netsmartz.org/ebooks/ThePrincessPassword-DiscussionGuide.pdf

(5) Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying.

(2d) Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

Group Think

Students learn that sometimes youths in groups think and behave differently than they would if each person was alone. They examine the role of the bystander in cyberbullying situations and develop an ethical pledge for bystanders.

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http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/group-think-3-5
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/group-think-3-5

(6) Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.

(2d) Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

Privacy Pirates: An Interactive Game on Online Privacy
This lesson teaches the concept of online privacy and teaches them to distinguish between information that is appropriate to give out and information better kept private

http://mediasmarts.ca/game/privacy-pirates-interactive-unit-online-privacy-ages-7-9
http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/games/Privacy_Pirates_Backgrounder.pdf

(7) Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video.

(2c) Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Whose Is It, Anyway?

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Students use the handout to learn that, although the Internet makes it very easy, copying others' work and presenting it as one's own is unethical. They also learn about circumstances in which it is permissible to copy others' work.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/whose-it-anyway-4-5/
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/whose-it-anyway-4-5/