Internet Safety Curriculum - 6th Grade
|Internet Safety Domain||Sixth Grade||Website||Handout|
|(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||Which Me Should I Be?|
Using a student worksheet, Students learn that presenting themselves in different ways online carries both benefits and risks..
|(3) Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet||Profile Penalty Online profiles can be viewed by anyone, including coaches, employers, and college admissions offices. Everything in a profile represents who you are. What does it say about you? Students will watch the NSTeens video and discuss how the actions they take online have off-line consequences. They will create a Q&A Sheet to share with their peers. Teacher: Download the activity sheets located on the same page the video is on.|
|(4) Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online.||Scams and Schemes|
Students learn strategies for guarding against identity theft and scams that try to access their private information online.
|(5) Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying.||Terrible Text|
Some teens say and do terrible things to each other online. So what do you do if you're cyberbullied? Students watch the video Terrible text and discuss different cyberbullying. In groups, they read a about real-life cyberbullying cases and give group presentations explaining the cases to the class. After this activity, students will have a better understanding of cyberbullying, including its effects and possible consequences. Teacher: Please download the activity sheets that accompany the video. They are located on the same page as the video.
|(6) Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.||Trillion Dollar Footprint Students learn that they have a digital footprint, which can be searched, shared, and seen by a large, invisible audience. Students then learn that they can take some control over their digital footprint based on what they post online and they learn about the legal issues associated with posting online.|