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Internet Safety Curriculum - Ninth Grade
Internet Safety DomainsISTE Digital Citizenship StandardNinth 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.

Information Travels
Embarrassing or inappropriate photos and posts end up online for everyone to see. NSTeens discuss posting something online you will regret later. Students watch the Information Travels Video, then discuss the Revealing Too Much points of importance in the window under the video. Teacher: Please download the handouts located on the same page as the video.

http://www.netsmartz.org/TeensTalkBack/InformationTravels

(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.

How Internet Predators Select Their Victims
Students complete a personal inventory of their Internet behaviors and habits. They use their results as a guideline to understand safety risks as they read the article, How Internet Predators Select Their Victims.

http://www.safer-internet.net/how-internet-predators-select-their-victims.html
http://www.sps186.org/downloads/basic/490299/Internet%20Personal%20Inventory.pdf

(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.

Julie's Journey
Students watch "Julie's Journey." Using the lesson plan, teachers can discuss with students how each small decision Julie made contributed to a serious consequence.
Teacher: Please download the student handouts located on the same page as the video.

http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories/JuliesJourney
http://www.sps186.org/downloads/basic/283946/JuliesJourney

(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.

Turn Down the Dial Students learn how cyberbullying can escalate in cyberspace, consider how to respond to cyberbullying scenarios, and learn how to take action when confronted with online situations that make them uncomfortable.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/turn-down-dial-cyberbullying-and-online-cruelty-9-10
https://www.commonsense.org/education/system/files/uploads/classroom-curriculum/9-12-unit1-turndownthedial.pdf?x=1

(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.

Students learn about phishing, reducing spam, and protecting computers from unwanted intrusions by reading a phishing article and watching a short video about phishing, keeping kids safe online, reducing spam, and protecting your computer against unwanted intrusions.

http://www.onguardonline.gov/media/video-0006-phishy-home
http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0003-phishing

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

Copyright Challenge
Think you know your stuff? Check out the Copyright Challenge to test what you know about copyrights.

http://www.copyrightkids.org/quizframes.htm