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Internet Safety Curriculum - Fifth Grade

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

Internet Safety DomainISTE Digital Citizenship StandardFifth 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.

Talking Safely Online
Students discuss the difference between online and in-person friendships, explore an online chat scenario, and complete and sign a checklist for safe online chatting.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/talking-safely-online-3-5
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/talking-safely-online-3-5

(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.

Private and Personal Information
Students learn they can converse and share ideas and opinions with others in cyberspace. They adopt a critical thinking process that empowers them to protect themselves and their families as they visit sites requesting private identity information.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/private-and-personal-information-3-5
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/digitalfootprints/
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/private-and-personal-information-3-5

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

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

Power of Words
Students consider that while they are enjoying their favorite children's Web sites, they may encounter messages from other children that can make them feel angry, hurt, sad, or fearful. Students complete a worksheet as they explore ways to handle a particular cyberbullying situation, learn some basic prevention rules, and propose actions to take to calm down when online language makes them angry.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/power-words-4-5

(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.

Cyberbee
Using the CyberBee activity, students learn and practice their knowledge of copyright laws and how they pertain to them.

http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf
http://www.cyberbee.com/copyrpln.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.

How To Cite A Site
Students learn how to write citations
for two diferent types of online sources in Modern Language Association (MLA) style, and practice doing so.
Students will be able to ...

  • explain the value of giving proper citations.
  • name the components of an MLA style citation for different types of websites.
  • create MLA style citations for online articles and professional sites.

  • https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/how-cite-site-6-8