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1 Keep It Private VISD COMMON SENSE MEDIA CATEGORY: PRIVACY & SECURITY

2 Essential Question What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the Internet?

3 Objectives Students will be able to... recognize the kind of information that is private. understand that they should never give out private information on the Internet. learn to create effective usernames that protect their private information.

4 Warm Up What would you do if someone you don’t know asked you for your address and your phone number?

5 Vocabulary: Private private: something that you should keep to yourself, or share only with people you trust

6 Ask Before You Tell What would you do if someone you don’t know sent you an or an instant message asking for your address or phone number?

7 Ask Before You Tell Do you think this is private information? How is filling in private information on a form like telling it to a stranger in person?

8 Vocabulary: username username: a name you make up so that you can see or do things on a website, sometimes called “screen name”

9 Username Let’s look at a few websites that ask for you to create a username. ◦SecretBuildersSecretBuilders ◦Scholastic’s The Stacks: Click on “ Log In Now”The Stacks ◦LEGO: Click on “Sign Up."LEGO:

10 Username Do you think you should use your real name, or something that includes your real name, when you make up a username?

11 Creating Safe Usernames Rules Ask a parent or other trusted adult before you make up a username. Never include any private information in your username, such as your real name, age, birthday, the name of your school or hometown, parts of your address or phone number, or address. Avoid using symbols or spaces, as they are usually not allowed in usernames.

12 Creating Safe Usernames Tips Include the name of something that will help you remember your username, like your favorite animal, character, or toy. You might have to combine this with other words or numbers. If the username you create is already taken, you will have to come up with another one. Write down your username (and password) and keep it in a safe place where you can find it if you forget it.

13 Interviews Interview your partner using the following questions, and write down their answers. ◦What is your favorite pet or animal? ◦What is your favorite TV show, book, or movie character? ◦What are your favorite numbers?

14 Wrap It Up! When might you be asked to give out private information on the computer?

15 Wrap It Up! What information should you always keep private when you are using the computer?

16 Wrap It Up! What rules should you follow when you make up a username?

17 Extension Activity

18 Credits All materials (handouts, videos) are used by permission from Common Sense Media (http://www.commonsensemedia.org).http://www.commonsensemedia.org “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.”


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