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Springfield, IL 62703
Internet Safety Curriculum - Seventh Grade
Internet Safety DomainsISTE Digital Citizenship StandardSeventh 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.

Safe Online Talk Students consider some security challenges related to e-mail, instant messaging, electronic chain letters, and discuss ways of handling them safely and responsibly.


(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.

Post to be Private
Students view a video to discover the benefits and dangers around Social Networking. They end the lesson with an activity that focuses on the importance of keeping their profiles safe and why they should not trust the information people include in their profiles. Students view profiles and evaluate based on their online safety. Teacher: Please download the student activities located on the same page as the video.


(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.

Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding Students explore the roles and responsibilities of bystanders to cyberbullying. They complete a student handout to reinforce the need to stop cyberbullying.


(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.

A Creator's Rights
Using a student handout, students consider possible ways to copy others' works using the Internet and learn that many forms of copying are illegal or unethical.