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1 Let’s learn to be CyberSmart!
4th-5th Grade Lesson 1 Internet Safety

2 The Internet On any day, anyone can be on the Internet at any time.
The Internet is used by many people everyday. On any day, anyone can be on the Internet at any time.

3 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.

4 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 address or your parent’s 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!

5 Fun on the Internet What should you do?
Some places on the Internet ask you to join in the fun by posting your high score on an Internet game you have played. Your name is private information. What should you do?

6 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.)

7 123 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 555-5555
Privacy Imagine walking around a big city wearing a sign that has your full name, address, and phone number printed for everyone to see. John Quincy Doe 123 First Avenue Newnan, GA (770) Would that be safe?

8 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!

9 Privacy Rules The U.S. has a law requiring web site owners to help protect the private information of kids 13 and younger. This law also requires web site owners to explain how they protect kids’ privacy in a privacy policy. The law is called the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA law. It became a law in 1998.

10 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
This law says that web sites that are designed for children 13 years old and under must get a parents’ permission before collecting private information about its users. Web sites that are designed for users over 13 can post information you share with them without asking your parents if it is okay. That includes your name, phone numbers, address, , pictures and anything you type at their website. You are agreeing to this when you sign up to be a user of their site. They tell you this in their privacy policy.

11 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. You can usually find the link to privacy policies at the bottom of a website.

12 Let’s check out the privacy policies of some websites that we use here in the lab.
Click on the pictures to open up the Internet sites. Try to find the Privacy Policies on each of the sites. 12

13 ‘s Privacy Policy That means they may ask you for private information, but they will tell your parents if they do.

14 ‘s Privacy Policy That means that they will not collect private information from you without asking your parent’s permission first.

15 ‘ Privacy Policy At (the "Website"), we at TVO and TVOKids pride ourselves in making safe and quality content that kids can enjoy and parents can trust. To make sure this Website stays safe,fun and educational, we promise: The information we collect is almost always non-personal and non-identifiable (such as first name, age and city except for contests (see below), and for some activities on the Website (see below) and our Birthdays segment. If there is any other exception, we will tell you. If you send us a question or an electronic postcard, we will also ask for an address. We only collect enough information from our visitors to make activities on fun and interactive. That means that they will not collect private information from you without asking your parent’s permission first.

16 Would these websites be appropriate for you to use?
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? 16

17 YouTube’s Policy

18 MySpace’s Policy

19 Facebook’s Policy

20 Kid-Friendly Social Networking Sites
Club Penguin Face Chipz Webkinz These social networking sites are safe for kids. Togetherville

21 Can you handle it? 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. It’s an important responsibility to stop and get your parent or teacher’s permission to give out information.

22 Chat Rooms Chat rooms are places on the Internet where you can have live, real-time conversations with many people at the same time. Think of it as a telephone — except you type rather than talk. Everyone in the chat room can see what everyone else writes, but you can still be as anonymous as you want.

23 Online Chatting It’s okay to chat online with friends on the Internet.
You can have very good talks with online friends. You can share your feelings and talk about problems that you might not want to talk about with friends at school.

24 Choose Chat Rooms Just for Kids
If you want to chat, visit chat rooms that are just for kids. Most of these rooms have adults that monitor the conversations like a referee at a game to make sure everyone uses good manners and stays safe.

25 If you make a friend on the Internet, that friend is called a cyberpal.
NO! Can you really know if a cyberpal is a boy or girl or how old he or she is? 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.

26 Some people think it’s okay to say things in cyberspace that they’d never say to someone face to face.

27 Why? Maybe they think they can’t get in trouble in cyberspace.
Maybe they think it makes them seem cool. Or, maybe, when they’re behind a computer screen they just forget they’re talking to a real person.

28 Take ACTION! If someone on the street makes you uncomfortable, you know to walk away and tell a grownup. The same rule works on the Internet. If someone is typing or texting things about you or others that make you feel bad, that is considered cyber bullying. Ignore them or get off the site and go tell a grown up you trust about what happened.

29 Feeling Uncomfortable
It’s fun to explore websites and search for information. But sometimes you may find things you don’t want to see.

30 Feeling Uncomfortable
It’s easy to stumble across icky or embarrassing sites by mistake. In fact, some sites have tricky website names on purpose.

31 What to do When you get that uncomfortable feeling at a website, get out of there! Click the BACK button or EXIT button on your web browser. If you feel upset, tell your parent or teacher what happened.

32 Let’s practice being CyberSmart!
Whale Times Click on the links to go to the websites. What would you do if the questions on the sites were asked of you? Join a Club

33 The First Adventure of the Three Cyberpigs
Choose a game to play. The First Adventure of the Three Cyberpigs Have students complete the game about cyber safety. Click on any of the pictures to open the game. Safety Land

34 The clipart in this PowerPoint comes from Microsoft Clipart Gallery.
References The information contained in this PowerPoint comes from the CyberSmart website. The clipart in this PowerPoint comes from Microsoft Clipart Gallery.

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