The key to remember is that the Internet is very public, no matter how many privacy settings you try to set up, there are ways around it and it's easy to forget how many people can see what you've put up, or what others have shared about you. Internet Safety is also about how to remove things that other people write, say or share about you.
Watch the following video as a class. After watching, take 5 minutes to talk at your table about:
- experiences you've had, especially if you've had the opportunity to be really smart about your privacy and safety.
- What have your parents and others taught you that you think everyone should know.
- Is there anything you're not sure of that you want to know or get better at?
One person in the group should be the note-taker for your group and write things on a big sheet of paper with a marker. Put the names of everyone in your group. (Spelling doesn't matter for this assignment, except the names.) Hand in the sheet to Mr. Erickson, the substitute teacher.
After your group chat, please take the rest of the period to write down your ideas for how you're going to be Cyber smart and protect yourself. Consider:
- Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Gaming, Youtube)
- Picture sharing/Video sharing
- Scams/Spam/ Malware
- Password safety and online shopping safety
This is a draft and we'll work on polishing this writing in class on Friday using Google Docs! You will need to have at least 5-10 sentences for Friday!
Thank you, Mr. Erickson, for being my Teacher on Call today! I hope the students made you feel welcome in our class!