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Victoria ISD Common Sense Media Grade 8: Online Identities.

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1 Victoria ISD Common Sense Media Grade 8: Online Identities

2 What are the outcomes of presenting yourself in different ways online?

3 Students will be able to... * reflect on the benefits and risks of presenting their identities in different ways online. * evaluate – from an ethical point of view – the feelings, motivations, contexts, and possible outcomes associated with adopting different roles online. * judge whether certain ways people present themselves online are harmless or harmful.

4 * Identity – all of the factors that make up who you are Do people ever express parts of their identities online that they might not express offline?

5 * exaggerate: to say something is more or greater than it actually is Have you ever heard of people who exaggerated something about themselves online?

6 * deceive: to mislead or falsely persuade others Have you ever heard about people who deceive others by pretending to be someone else while they were on the Internet? Why do you think they did this?

7 * motivate: to have a reason or purpose to do something * consequences: results; something that happens as an effect of a certain cause * anonymous: having an unknown identity


9 What do you think motivates Henry to hide his age?

10 What were the consequences of Henry hiding his age?


12 What motivates people to present themselves differently online than in person?

13 What consequences – positive or negative – might people experience if they present themselves differently online?

14 How can presenting oneself differently online impact other people?


16 All materials (handouts, videos) are used by permission from Common Sense Media ( “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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