Internet Safety Curriculum - Tenth Grade
|Internet Safety Domains||Tenth 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||Risky Online Relationships|
Students explore benefits of online talk and messaging and consider scenarios in which they might feel uncomfortable or be asked to give private identity info. They identify situations in which flirting and sexual talk is risky and discuss safety rules to apply online.
|(2) Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators||Who Are You Online? |
Students explore how they and others represent themselves online, and the relationship between online and offline selves. They begin by looking at a slideshow of people and their avatars and reflecting on how people can present themselves online. Students then watch a video of a teen talking about what it means to be “real” or “fake” online and discuss the video in groups, relating these issues to their own online selves. They learn that assuming different personas online carries both benefits and risks.
|(3) Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet||Amy's Choice|
Students watch the true story
video about a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home to meet in person with a man she first met online. Using the Lesson Plan, they discuss how Amy was at risk and they can avoid similar situations by communicating with trusted adults.
|(5) Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying.||Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying |
Students learn about the dynamics of online cruelty and how it affects all of the people involved. They begin by exploring a scenario from the TV show Friday Night Lights, in which a teen girl creates a hate website about another girl. Students take the perspective of different characters and brainstorm alternative decisions each character could have made. Finally, students discuss what actions they can take when they encounter online cruelty in their own lives, including how to be an upstander. (Note: The term “online cruelty” encompasses what is often referred to
as “cyberbullying,” but it covers a broader range of behaviors and may speak more effectively to teens than the term cyberbullying. We use the term “online cruelty” throughout this lesson.)Koyczan:"To This Day" for the Bullied and Beautiful
|(6) Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.||Email Scam|
Some email users have lost money to bogus offers that arrived as spam in their in-box. Con artists are very cunning; they know how to make their claims seem legitimate. Read and discuss the Top Ten.