Internet Safety Curriculum - Eighth Grade
|Internet Safety Domain||Eighth 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||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.
|(2) Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators||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.
|(3) Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet||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 turn. 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.|
|(5) Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying.||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.
|(6) Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.||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.
|(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.