2 Hey Everybody! My name is Tek. I’m going to be your guide today! I’m a part of i-SAFE, and we are concerned with helping you to be safe online.We want you to recognize and avoid dangerous, destructive or unlawful online behavior, and we hope to empower you to communicate what you learn from i-SAFE with others.
3 The Plan For this lesson you will be learning about the Internet community and then designing posters with Internet safe travel tips.
4 All Right – Let’s Get Started Who can tell me what the wordCommunity means?Let’s brainstorm what we think this word means.
5 The community is the physical area where we live, comprised of places where we know and interact with real people.Community is also a group of people who enjoy the same things, or engage in the same activities, such as a club, team, or school.
6 The Cyber CommunityCyberspace, the Internet, can also be thought of as a community called the cyber community. It is comprised of places (websites) in which real people interact.
7 Time for Discussion How do you communicate on the Internet? Where do you communicate on the Internet?How does Internet communication compare to communication in your physical community?How is it alike?How is it different?
8 Let’s take a closer look at how these communities are alike and different Make sure you have a copy of the reference page oncommunities to follow along with as we continue.
9 Community Travel Facts Traveling in the Cyber Community is a lot like traveling in the community you live in.
10 Since the Internet community is made up of real people and real places, it’s important to think about the safety issues it presents.Both communities contain inappropriate, as well as appropriate places to visit.Just like in the real community, inappropriate places in the Cyber community are unsafe, and should be avoided.
11 Websites that are inappropriate for kids and teens include: Sites that ask for money for any reasonSites that ask for your personal information such as name and address,Gambling sitesSites which contain adult contentSites which tell about violence or hate towards people.
12 The Internet presents a special problem - You can get to inappropriate places just by clicking on links from searches, advertisements, or that seems perfectly appropriate.OOPS!
13 Think About It -Websites like this are taking away YOUR FREEDOM to travel where you want to go on the Internet!The important thing to remember is that it’s not your fault if you get to an inappropriate website by mistake.
14 The best way to handle inappropriate websites is to immediately exit. In some cases websites are created to prevent exit through a process called looping. If this type of website is found, it may be necessary to turn the computer completely off to exit!
15 I hope you learned something I know I did! All right – let’s get into groups. Your teacher will divide you up for our first activity.
16 Teacher’s choice: Otherwise – let’s continue on… For a classroom with computers, return to the Cyber Community folder on the CD and select HTML Activities. Follow the link: “Begin Here”. Students should work in groups.When completed -Return here to Slide 21 for the conclusion.Otherwise – let’s continue on…
17 All right – Everyone in Groups? Good! Your task today is to create a community map with an Internet Safe Travel Tip.I’m going to help you out and show you how to get started.Also – there is an activity sheet with the directions on it that your teacher can pass out.
18 Examples of places in the community you might show: Appropriate PlacesDangerous placesAreas you must be Age 21 or older to EnterNow think of Internet websites that are similar to, or have the same rules as, the community places you’ve thought of.
19 (This is just a suggestion – be creative!) Suggested map format(This is just a suggestion – be creative!)Help others travel safely on the Internet!Place your Safe Travel Tip hereDraw and label a place in the physical community herePolice StationCommunity placeDrawn or label a corresponding website hereCommunicate byInternet SiteCommunity Leader:Detective JohnsonIn your presentation, you might say that you chose Detective Johnson because he is in charge of a safety awareness program in your community. An example of Cyberspace communication that might be provided at this site would be by .
20 So Get Started!Do your best on these posters! Once you are finished, your group will present your poster to the rest of the class and discuss what you have learned.And once you’re finished, check out i-SAFE’s contests! Click on the link to Contests and Incentives at
21 How Do you Know When You’re Done? Have you:1. Completed your group poster?2. Shared your poster with your class?3. Discussed as a class what you have learned about the cyber community?
22 It doesn’t have to end here! Find out about DRiVE!
23 Take Action It’s Easy with the i-Mentor Training Network! Visit the X-BLOCK at to learn about the i-Mentor Training Network.It’s all online!The i-Mentor Training Network has short informative videos that will take you step by step through the process of accomplishing any of the i-SAFE Outreach activities you can do in your school and community.To watch the videos go to the i-Mentor Network located in the X-BLOCK of thei-SAFE website atThe i-Mentor Training Network has short informative videos that will take you step by step through the process of accomplishing any of the i-SAFE Outreach activities.To watch the videos go to the i-Mentor Network located in the Kids and Teens section of thei-SAFE website at
24 Get the recognition you deserve as an i-SAFE Mentor Enroll online at by clicking on Create an Account.Receive your own Student Toolkit and materials to get started.Get recognized as a Student Mentor?Sign up online at in the Kids and Teens section of the websiteFill out the Online Mentor Menu located in the Kids and Teens Section of the i-SAFE website.Student Tool kits complete with a DVD and CD will be sent to you with the information you need to get started.If a mentor group has not been established at your school, consider starting one yourself. Contact i-SAFE at and an i-SAFE Representative will help you get one started. You now have the keys for success. It’s your turn to DRiVE. Join the DRiVE Campaign today.Take Action