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Going Places Safely: Students can visit new and exciting places, but they must understand that are rules to follow. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience the power of the Internet to take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. They learn that they should follow safety rules when they travel online, just as when traveling in the real world.
Router's Birthday Surprise, a learning adventure that helps children identify and defeat on - and offline risks.
Know the Rules: discuss checking with a parent, guardian, or trusted adult before going anywhere, helping anyone, accepting anything, getting into a car, or leaving with anyone.
Keep It Private: Students learn that many websites ask for information that is private and discuss how to responsibly handle such requests. Students review what information is private and should not be shared without a trusted adult’s permission. They view an online form that asks for private information and understand that they should never share this kind of information online. Students then view sites that ask them to create usernames, and they learn rules for safeguarding their private information when they create usernames.
Staying Safe Online: Students understand that they should stay safe online by choosing websites that are good for them to visit, and avoid sites that are not appropriate for them.
Bad Netiquette Stinks: Potty-Mouth Pete is trying to spread bad netiquette all over the Internet. Can Clicky, Webster, and Nettie stop him before it’s too late?
Screen Out The Mean: Students learn that children sometimes can act like bullies when they are online. They explore what cyberbullying means and what they can do when they encounter it. Students first read a scenario about mean online behavior. They then discuss what cyberbullying is, how it can make people feel, and how to respond. Then they use their knowledge to create a simple tip sheet on cyberbullying. Students recognize that it is essential to tell a trusted adult if something online makes them feel angry, sad, or scared.
Using Keywords: Students understand that keyword searching is an effective way to locate information on the Internet. They learn how to select keywords to produce the best search results.
Sites I Like: Students explore and evaluate an informational website for children. Students discover that people’s opinions about the quality and usefulness of a site will vary. As a class, students view a website and identify features that they like and those they do not like. Using the Rate My Site Student Handout, they then explore and rate another site on their own. Students compare responses and discuss their similarities and differences.
Powerful Passwords: Students explore why people use passwords, learn the benefits of using passwords, and discover strategies for creating and keeping strong, secure passwords.
Show Respect Online: Students explore the similarities and differences between in-person and online communications, and then learn how to write clear and respectful emails.