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Personal Safety Unit - Level 6
Today you will be learning about personal safety when online. This unit consists of four mini lessons. The PPT covers all lessons in the unit, with a spacer slide between the lessons. The lesson activity: Identity Theft is NOT covered in this PPT. A spacer slide is in place for this lesson. The Plan Safeguarding Your Identity Online: Screen Names and Passwords Protecting Personal Information Online Strangers, Predators, and the Grooming Process Online Personal Safety Review and Action
Lesson 1 Safeguarding Your Identity Online: Screen Names and Passwords
Resource Pages Read and review the resources pages as a class.
Think About It Is a person really anonymous if they have provided personal information in a screen name? How can a safe screen/user name and/or password help you avoid danger on the Internet?
The Internet is not anonymous. When you sign on, others have access to you. Your address, screen name, and password serve as barriers between you and others. You need to maintain this barrier by not giving out private information. There are many out there who would like to know more for various reasons: They could want to harm you. They could want money They could use information to conduct their own business - either selling your info or using it in an illegal manner.
One way to stay safe is to avoid revealing any personal information online. Avoid telling anyone your: name address phone number age gender school Never give a stranger your picture These are all considered to be identifying or personal information.
Screen Names Screen names should never contain or refer to: –first and/or last name –address –phone number –date of birth (complete or partial) or age –social security number – address –combinations of personal information such as listed above –combinations of personal information such as listed above plus descriptions such as (but not limited to ) gender, school name, favorite sport, favorite celebrity, family member names marcy14inSanFran tiger1234
Passwords Follow these rules for creating a safe passwords: be lengthy – at least 8 characters contain a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols be changed when its secrecy is in doubt –should not contain personal information –should not be shared –should not be easily guessed –should not be provided in an , even if requested
Group Activity –GTaylorplaysGuitar –REMforever –Miamisue13 –canarielover –nymets29 –brandonclassof09 –wellesleygirl –namelessjester9 Directions: Arrange the screen names on the following slide in two lists to show those that contain identifying (or potentially identifying) information and those that do not.
The Answers Contain identifying (or potentially identifying) information –andersonMJ (initials and last name) ( address) –Miamisue13 (name, location, age) –brandonclassof09 (name and graduation year – tells age) –GTaylorplaysGuitar (initial, name, hobby) –wellesleygirl (location, gender)
The Answers DO NOT contain identifying information: –REMforever –canarielover –nymets29 –namelessjester9
Personal Challenge Take a moment and create a screen name and password that follows the rules to be safe and secure.
Share Take time to share the screen names and passwords you created. Can any of the screen names and/or passwords you use be changed to be safer?
Think About It… It is important to select safe and secure screen names and passwords. Think about it: What should you NEVER reveal in either? Think about it: What is your screen name and password? Do you think you need to change it? Why/Why not?
Lesson 2 Protecting Personal Information
Brainstorm Why do students feel safe on the Internet? What are some dangers on the Internet? What are some good things on the Internet? How can you stay away from the dangerous things?
Article Your teacher is going to read an article to you. Pay close attention because afterwards, youre going to discuss it!
The Article According to events in the article, how could what happened have been prevented?
Reference Page Refer to the reference page. Cover the information as a class.
Review – Personal Information This information should not be given out on the Internet to maintain your safety. Name Address SchoolFriends names Family namesAge Social Security NumberPhone number
Review – User Id/Screen name A User Id is a nickname you select to identify you in , chats, etc. DO NOT USE Personal Information such as: -Your real first name -Your real last name -Your location (i.e. hilliegirl, HaverhillGuy) -Your zip code -A suggestive name or word (i.e. sexyman42, hotbabygirl) -Pornographic or obscene words For added security, always opt NOT to add your name or nickname to any sort of member directory.
Indirect Information Solicitation Sometimes, while online, people want to find out more about you for illegal purposes. However, they go about it in different ways. You may be tricked into giving out information. You may not even realize what you have revealed. Indirect information about your school, activities, etc, could lead someone to know where you live. Be aware of what you say at all times.
Watch out for… Dangers On the Web Inappropriate sites Inappropriate sites - There are some sites you should not go to. They can be pornographic, hate filled, or upsetting. When you accidentally come across a site you know you shouldnt be in, close out of it quickly. If you still have trouble, try logging off completely or rebooting.
Faulty information sites Faulty information sites - Dont trust everything you read without checking and double-checking references. Watch out for… Dangers On the Web
Make sure you ask your parents before giving anyone private information. Private/personal Information Private/personal Information – Some websites ask you for private information before you can access their stuff.
Watch out for… Dangers On the Web Your own website Your own website – Many teens now have their own websites. However, you have to be careful about what information you display.
Watch out for… Dangers in 1. is an online form of communication, typically between two people. Just like in regular mail, users write letters and send them electronically. 2.Spamming – many companies advertise via . They try to entice you to purchase items, visit inappropriate sites, etc. Delete these s. 3.Be careful when you reply to an . You are including your address and you dont know where it will go from there.
Watch out for… Dangers in 4.Inappropriate, offensive, angry should be reported to your Internet provider. 5.Remember - the sender of an may not be someone you know – dont send personal information, photographs, etc.
Watch out for… Dangers in Chatting and Socializing Chats and blogs can result in revealing information you wouldnt normally reveal. This can leave you open to someone who might want to harm you.
Here are Some Tips to Remember when Chatting 1.Keep online interaction online. Dont agree to meet or phone people met online. 2.Dont give out personal information. Be careful about indirectly saying too much – like school mascot, game times, etc. Eventually you will have said enough. 3.Keep your parents or guardians informed of online interaction. 4.Use Chat rooms that are moderated. 5.Be suspicious of someone who wants to be your friend and turns you against your parents, teachers or friends. 6.Private chats arent always private – when you meet offline friends online in a private chat room be careful. Others can often enter and lurk. 7.Try to choose a gender-neutral online screen name
Watch out for… Dangers in Newsgroups, Forums, and Social Networking Sites 1.The most important thing to remember is to AVOID including personal information in postings. Dont reveal anything identifying about yourself. 2.Realize that by posting something, you are making it public. 3.Be careful not to participate in a group, which might be illegal or hateful.
Resources for reporting incidents: Here is a general guideline for reporting Internet wrongdoing. 1.Call the local police and ask if they have a dept. affiliated with "Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). If they do, go through that dept. 2. Simultaneously, file a report with the Cybertips hotline: Reports can be made directly online by clicking on the Cybertipline at
Return to the Article Your teacher will hand out a copy of the article read at the beginning of the lesson. Review it and answer the questions on the following slide.
The Questions –What mistakes did Brittany make that lead her into potential danger? –What are some potential problems students could find themselves in concerning: Screen name Password Revealing personal information Not asking for adult help
Bingo Review You are now going to play a Bingo Review game.
All right – Everyone Have a Card? Good! Fill in your card with the following terms.
Words to Use 1. LMSmith142. Singin4fun 3. Chat rooms4. Predator 5. Address6. Password 7. Internet Service Provider8. Spam 9. Police10. Indirect 11. Cyber Stalking12. Online nickname 13. Inappropriate14. Public 15. Moderated16. Private Information 17. References18. Picture 19. Cyber tipline20. Change it 21. False22. True 23..exe24. Flame
Here are the directions to get started Use the vocabulary words to fill in your bingo card randomly. Your teacher will ask you a question. Find the correct answer on your card and mark it off. When you have five in a row – horizontally, vertically, or diagonally – call out Bingo.
Lets Review! Remember: It is important that anytime you are asked to post personal information online you need to ask permission from a parent or supervising adult. This includes entering websites, filling out profiles, forms, etc.
Lesson 3 Identity Theft – NO corresponding PPT
Lesson 4 Online Strangers, Predators, and the Grooming Process
Talk About It How many of you use the internet? How many of you go online alone? What do you like to do online? Is it your intention to be talking to adults while online? How do you know if someone is your own age when online?
Pause for Activity Your teacher is going to give you directions on how to play a mini game!
Review the Activity Raise your hand if you found it easy or if you got your answers. How did you get your answer if not able to ask the question? Discuss some of the strategies used to uncover answers. Who had a difficult time? Why? Did some people resist giving information? Did this make the assignment more difficult? Would it also make it difficult for someone online to find information?
Strangers What is your definition of a stranger? What are common rules/advice for dealing with strangers in the physical world?
Strangers Online Those rules also apply to communication online! People met online are STRANGERS!
Online Predators Some people lie about who they are and what they want on the Internet for various reasons. Sometimes it is to steal an identity or to bully. Other times it is to meet children and teens to form an inappropriate relationship. These people are known as online predators.
Key Point A predator is one who stalks or uses lies, secrecy, or stealth, to get close enough to another person in order to easily hurt or harm them.
Key Point One who is a victim or one who is vulnerable to victimization by a predator is prey, no matter what their age is.
Online Predators and Prey How do these terms apply to the online environment?
Minimize Dangers Choose screen name carefully Dont reveal information online Choose people to communicate with online carefully No matter what – Tell an adult if you are made to feel uncomfortable online or are approached by someone who discusses inappropriate things or wants to meet you offline.
Grooming Flyer You should receive a flyer on the grooming process now from your teacher. As a class review and discuss the steps in the grooming process. Make sure you take your flyer home and share with your parents. Discuss what youve learned today!
Lets Review Anyone met online is a stranger. What are the steps a predator uses to groom a potential victim? Remember: It is important to avoid revealing personal information online and have safe screen names so that you are not targeted by strangers online. Remember: It is important to report stranger behavior online that makes you uncomfortable, asks for personal information, or requests a face to face meeting.
Lesson 5 Online Personal Safety Review and Action
Make sure you have a copy of the resource page to review: The FBI Internet Safety Tips i-SAFEs 4Rs RECOGNIZE REFUSE RESPOND REPORT
#1 Avoid giving out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in chats or on profiles. (Includes IMs, blogs, etc.)
#2 Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared, even if you or your parents know who they are.
#3 Do not meet someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents.
#4 Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the Internet that makes you feel uncomfortable.
#5 Remember that people online may not be who they say they are.
Share what you know about.. Screen names Passwords Online personal information Review
What would you do…. If a website you want to enter requests personal information? If you are presented with a profile for IM or chat that requests personal information? If you are talking to someone online who requests personal information?
Remember: Never reveal information online without a parents knowledge or permission.
What About Others If you could make mistakes online, do you think others do also? Who else could benefit from learning this information? Friends? Parents? Teachers? What are some good ways to relay this information to others?
Teachers choice: Will you do the next activity on computers or paper? To use a computer activity, Go to the lesson folder for this lesson and select the HTML Activity. Otherwise, continue on…
Build a Brochure You will be building a brochure to educate others about online personal safety. Use what you have learned today to help others! You will either be building your brochure using paper or a computer. Lets meet back here when you finish it!
Brochures Completed! As a class decide which brochure is the most informative and creative. Make plans to copy the brochure and distribute. (Another option is to have multiple brochures utilizing all brochures students have created.) Where will your brochure have the most impact? Plan a distribution day. Ideas: distribute at lunch, in library, with report cards, etc.
Let i-SAFE Help! Go to Click on Implementation Plan Select Brochure Distribution. You will receive additional materials automatically from i-SAFE for this activity.
Thats a wrap! You now know the tips and tools that can help keep you safe online! Just remember, when youre online you arent invincible. Rules can keep you safe.
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