Presentation on theme: "Let’s learn to be CyberSmart! 2 nd -3 rd Grade Lesson 1 Internet Safety."— Presentation transcript:
Let’s learn to be CyberSmart! 2 nd -3 rd Grade Lesson 1 Internet Safety
The Internet The Internet is used by many people everyday. On any day, anyone can be on the Internet at any time.
When you are on the Internet you are in cyberspace. Just like you don’t know everyone in the real world, you will not know everyone in the online world, or cyberspace. Be CyberSmart! Think of people you meet on the Internet as strangers and don’t give them your private information.
What is Private Information? Your full name (that’s your first AND last name) Your address (where you live) Name of your school Your school’s address Your email address or your parent’s email address Your phone numbers Passwords (like for AR) Credit card numbers Mother’s maiden name (her name before she was married) Where your parents work Pictures of yourself No matter who asks you for these things on the Internet, get permission BEFORE you give out this information!
Fun on the Internet What should you do? Your name is private information. Some places on the Internet ask you to join in the fun by posting your high score on an Internet game you have played.
Stop and use a CyberSmart! rule: Always ask your parent or teacher if it is okay to give out private information on the Internet. But never give your FULL name for a high score. (It’s okay to type in just your first name, initials, or a nickname IF you get permission first.)
Privacy Imagine walking around a big city wearing a sign that has your full name, address, and phone number printed for everyone to see. Would that be safe? John Quincy Doe 123 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 555-5555
You did what?! When you give out your private information over the Internet, it is just like walking around with a big sign that has your private information on it. Once you put something on the Internet, everyone can see it…even your parents, even your grandparents, even your teachers… and even strangers!
Protecting Your Privacy The Better Business Bureau and TRUSTe are special organizations that check web sites for kids to make sure that the owners of these web sites are following the COPPA law and protecting children’s privacy. They look at the privacy policies on web sites. Usually you can find the link to privacy policies at the bottom of a website.
Check Out These Privacy Policies Now let’s take a look at some popular social networking websites’ privacy policies. These sites are made for users over 13 years old.
Now let’s take a look at some popular social networking websites’ privacy policies. These sites are made for users over 13 years old. Would these websites be appropriate for you to use?
Kid-Friendly Social Networking Sites Club Penguin Face Chipz Webkinz Togetherville KidsCom.com
And since you don’t know who that person really is, treat a cyberpal just as you would a stranger and don’t give them any personal information. If you make a friend on the Internet, that friend is called a cyberpal. Can you really know if a cyberpal is a boy or girl or how old he or she is? NO!
Can you handle it? It’s an important responsibility to stop and get your parent or teacher’s permission to give out information. Cool sites may ask you for private information. Even though there are grown-ups around when you go on the Internet, YOU ARE THE ONE AT THE COMPUTER.
Feeling Uncomfortable But sometimes you may find things you don’t want to see. It’s fun to explore websites and search for information.
Feeling Uncomfortable In fact, some sites have tricky website names on purpose. It’s easy to stumble across icky or embarrassing sites by mistake.
What to do If you feel upset, tell your parent, teacher, or another adult you trust what happened. Click the BACK button or EXIT button on your web browser. When you get that uncomfortable feeling at a website, get out of there!
Whale Times Let’s practice being CyberSmart! Join a Club
References The information contained in this PowerPoint comes from the CyberSmart website. http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/home/ The clipart in this PowerPoint comes from Microsoft Clipart Gallery. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx
Screenshots The screenshots contained in this PowerPoint come from www.primarygames.com www.tvokids.org www.funschool.com www.youtube.com/t/terms www.myspace.com www.facebook.com/terms.php http://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-lists/social- networking-kids
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