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Internet Safety Curriculum - Eighth Grade
Internet Safety DomainISTE Digital Citizenship StandardEighth 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.

Stereotypes Online
What are gender stereotypes, and can they shape our experiences online?
Students are introduced to the concept of gender stereotypes in both an online and offline context.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/gender-stereotypes-online-6-8
https://d2e111jq13me73.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/6-8_faws_unit2_genderstereotypesonline_051716.pdf

(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.

Friend or Fake
Students watch "Friend or Fake" and complete the handouts comparing types of comments an online friend or an online fake might make. Teacher: Please download the handouts on the same page as the video.

http://www.netsmartz.org/NSTeens/FriendOrFake

(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.

Students watch TrackingTeresa to understand why it is important for them to protect their personal information online. Students play the game Two Truths and Lie to see how difficult it is to know whether what someone is saying is true. Thinking of possible dangers of the internet, they develop a personal internet safety action plan. Teacher: Please download the handouts located on the same page as the video.

https://youtu.be/aMJ4u3zfmoo
https://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/netsmart/MS%20Lessons/1TrackingTeresa.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.

Crossing The Line
When does inappropriate online behavior cross the line to cyberbullying, and what can you do about it?
Students learn to distinguish good-natured teasing from cyberbullying. Students learn about serious forms of cyberbullying.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/cyberbullying-crossing-line-6-8
https://d2e111jq13me73.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/6-8_faws_unit3_cyberbullyingcrossingtheline_051716.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.

Rework, Reuse, Remix
Students learn how to judge whether something is protected by fair use by using the Four Points of Fair Use Student Handout. They apply the four points of fair use to two case studies, a remixed video and a mashup song, to judge whether or not they fall under illegal activities and use.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/rework-reuse-remix-6-8
https://d2e111jq13me73.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/6-8_faws_unit3_reworkreuseremix_051716.pdf

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

Copyright - Copywrong Quiz
Students take a quiz about fair use and copyright laws and then discuss the importance of copyright laws and discuss that may have surprised them.

http://www.csus.edu/indiv/p/peachj/edte230/copyright/quiz.htm