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Internet Safety Curriculum - 6th Grade
Internet Safety DomainISTE Digital Citizenship StandardSixth 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.

Which Me Should I Be?
Using the Take a Stand student worksheet, students learn through video and discussion that presenting themselves in different ways online carries both benefits and risks.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/which-me-should-i-be-6-8
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/which-me-should-i-be-6-8

(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.

In the 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. Students will also watch the Understanding the Impact of Digital Footprints video. Teachers, the Lesson Plan Handout is provided.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/trillion-dollar-footprint-6-8
https://d2e111jq13me73.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/6-8_faws_unit3_trilliondollarfootprint_051716.pdf

(4) Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online.

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

Scams and Schemes
Students learn strategies for guarding against identity theft and scams that try to access their private information online.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/scams-and-schemes-6-8
https://d2e111jq13me73.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/uploads/classroom-curriculum/6-8-unit1-scamsandschemes.pdf

(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.

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.

http://www.netsmartz.org/NSTeens/TerribleText
http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/netsmart/5-6%20Lessons/12TerribleText.pdf

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

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

Be Legal and Fair addresses issues that are very prevalent in our online society. It is often assumed that if something is online, it's free for the taking, regardless of copyright laws in place to protect such works. This activity contains three quests, which can be completed individually or over a course of time for an all-inclusive coverage of public domain, piracy and copyright laws.

http://www.21things4students.net/21/be-legal--fair/

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

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

We live and interact daily in a digital world. Therefore, we are all digital citizens. But how we should act and behave in this world is not always clear, especially to our students. In this lesson students will learn about digital citizenship and how they can be safe and secure, as well as smart and effective participants in the digital world. They will gain an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of digital citizens, how they personally fit into the digital world, and how to embody healthy attributes of a digital citizen.

http://www.teachinctrl.org/lessons/livingdigitalworld.php