Grades 9-12 (High School) Internet Safety Resources
High School Activities
Safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
- Work through the interactive case study Social Networking: Don't Give Yourself Away, from Cablevision's Power To Learn.
- Duplicate, discuss with kids, and send home to parents the FBI's "Parents Guide to Internet Safety."
- Download and teach the Managing Passwords lesson plan and activity pages.
- Download and teach the Safeguarding Your Stuff, My Stuff, Our Stuff lesson plan and activity pages.
- Dowload, read, and discuss the USA Today article Rudeness, Threats Make Web a Cruel World. The article is attached to this lesson plan.
- Copy, distribute and discuss the Top Ten Cyber Secutiry Tips page.
- Watch the Netsmartz Post-to-be-Private video, followed by the Teens Talk Back: Social Networking video. Copy, distribute, & discuss the Social Networking Tips for Teens.
- Access, read and discuss the "Tips to Prevent Sexting" page from ConnectSafely.org.
- Access, read and discuss the "Social Web Tips for Teens" page from ConnectSafely.org.
- Access, read and discuss the "Top 10 Tips for Video Sharing" page from ConnectSafely.org.
- View the Netsmartz Your Photo Fate video and discuss the dangers of sexting.
- Teach the lesson plan that goes with the Netsmartz Tracking Teresa video.
- As a whole class, work thought and discuss the Text Monster 2-sided Story from That's Not Cool. (Watch full-screen on That's Not Cool's YouTube Channel.)
- As a whole class, work thought and discuss The Break-In 2-sided Story from That's Not Cool. (Watch full-screen onThat's Not Cool's YouTube Channel.)
- Download, duplicate, distribute & discuss Safe and Responsible Social Networking: Strategies for Keeping Yourself Safe Online from the Cyberbullying Research Center.
- Download, duplicate, distribute & discuss Cell Phone Safety: Top Ten Tips for Teens from the Cyberbullying Research Center.
Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations by sexual predators.
- Download and teach the Making Good Decisions lesson plan and activity sheets. Please read the "Warning" on the lesson plan page before deciding to teach this lesson or not. Take the quiz and discuss as a class.
- Distribute, read, and discuss the Predator Tip Sheet page.
- View and discuss the Microsoft video How to Report Child Sexual Exploitation.
- Read and discuss the "What to Report" list. Show students how to navigate the Cyber Tip Line web site to report solicitation from a sexual predator (Do not actually submit! Explain to students that they take this information very, very seriously, like a 9-1-1 call.)
- Teach the lesson plan that goes with the Netsmartz Amy's Choice video.
- Teach the lesson plan that goes with the Netsmartz Julie's Journey video.
- Teach the lesson plan that goes with the Netsmartz Survivor Diaries video, to show that male students can also be victims of online predators. Teach or extend with this alternate lesson plan.
- Have students take the Cyber Safety Survey (paper). Tabluate responses and discuss the results.
Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication.
Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyberbullying
Reporting illegal online activities and communications
Understanding copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video
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