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1 Internet Safety Review Focus: Community A Literacy-Based Teaching and Learning Activity Level 5

2 Hey Everybody! My name is Tek. I ’ m going to be your guide today! I ’ m a part of i-SAFE America, 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 You will be writing stories which you will read to younger students on an Internet Safety topic.

4 All Right – Let’s Get Started Today we’re going to review what we learned from our very first i-SAFE lesson. Let’s see if you can answer these questions!

5 Question 1 What is Cyberspace? Take a moment to discuss the answer as a class.

6 Answer Cyberspace, 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 through electronic means.

7 Question 2 What are some modes of communication in Cyberspace? How do you communicate on the Internet, and where? How does Internet communication compare to communication in the physical community? Take a moment to discuss the answers as a class.

8 Answer Chatting, email, Instant messaging, bulletins are all forms of online communication. It is different from physical communication – you are not able to see people’s reactions, can not respond to how the react, etc..

9 Question 3 What are appropriate places online? Take a moment to discuss the answer as a class.

10 Answer Appropriate places are those places that are safe for your age group. Example – an encyclopedia site, your schools website, etc.

11 Question 4 What are inappropriate places online? Take a moment to discuss the answer as a class.

12 Answer Inappropriate places are those places that are unsafe for your age group. Example – adult chat rooms, gambling sites, etc.

13 Question 5 What should you do if you accidentally go to an inappropriate place while online? Take a moment to discuss the answer as a class.

14 Answer Close the site immediately, ask for an adult’s help, or turn off the computer.

15 Question 6 What does being a good cyber citizen involve? Take a moment to discuss the answer as a class.

16 Answer Following the rules of online communication; Using the Internet appropriately; Not visiting unsafe sites, etc.

17 I hope you learned something I know I did! That was a great review.

18 It’s time to pass out the activity sheets. Then let’s continue on

19 All right – Everyone have an Activity Sheet? Good! Your task today is to write a short story designed to teach students in a lower grade about what you just reviewed. I’m going to help you out and show you how to get started. You can follow along on your activity sheet.

20 i-SAFE also has lessons for grades K-4. However, these lessons are a little different. One example is that younger students have a character named i-Buddy. (An example of i-Buddy is at the top of your activity sheet). By having this character, younger students relate better to the material.

21 Another difference is in the level of the material presented to students in lower grades - younger students don’t get all of the information that you get on the same subject. For example, if you remember your lesson on the Cyber Community, you learned about websites that loop. However, in the lower grades, students focus mainly on safe places vs. unsafe places. -Why do you think that is? Students in lower grades are just being introduced to the information and don’t know as much about it – some may have not been on the Internet yet. The most important goal for students in the lower grades is to be introduced to the fact that there can be unsafe places/situations (inappropriate places/situations) when the Internet is used, and that if exposed to anything inappropriate, students need to get help from an adult

22 Introduction: Today you will become a storyteller and a teacher. It is your job to use the information you have learned to write an educational story for younger students. This activity sheet will help guide you in the process. Meet i-Buddy. He is a character used in all of the i-SAFE lessons for grades K-4. You can use him in your story too!

23 Use the questions on the activity sheet to help you brainstorm for your story. Before you start, here are some things you should consider. 1.Know your audience!!! Keep in mind what grade level you are writing for. Don’t use words they won’t understand. Keep sentences shorter and simpler. 2.Explain things! Don’t expect everyone at that grade level to understand the topic. Some may have never even been on the Internet before. Break things down so anyone could understand. 3.Make it interesting! Write a good story. Have a plot. Use different characters. What do you think would appeal to your audience?

24 Some More Things to Consider 4.Before you write, plan what you will say. Have an idea of where the story is going, who the characters are, and what you want to teach. That way you have a roadmap for writing the story. 5.Rough Draft?!? Take time if possible to write a simple rough draft. Use this to make sure you include everything you want. That way you haven’t wasted time illustrating a story only to find out you forgot to mention viruses. Also, this way you can proofread and perfect! 6.Most of all – Have fun with it. If you are having fun writing it then chances are the students will have fun hearing the story.

25 So Get Started! Do your best on these stories! Use your reference sheets to make sure you remember everything. When you are finished you will trade papers with a classmate and use a checklist to make sure you wrote a good story!

26 So How Do you Know When You’re Done??? Have you: 1. Completed your group review? 2. Written your story? 3. Shared your story with a classmate and used the checklist provided? 4. Checked out the Contests and Incentives link at

27 It doesn’t have to end here! Find out about DRiVE!

28 Take Action It’s Easy with the i-Mentor Training Network! 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 Kids and Teens section of the i-SAFE website at Visit the Kids and Teens section at to learn about the i-Mentor Training It’s all online!

29 1.Enroll online at by clicking on Create an 2.Go to the Kids and Teens Section and Submit the Online Mentor Menu. 3.Receive your own Student Toolkit and materials to get started. Get the recognition you deserve as an i-SAFE Mentor Take Action

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