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Safe Online Talk (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
In this Common Sense Media lesson, students first watch a short video in which teens share their rules of the road for connecting with others online. Through a guided class discussion, students then learn strategies for recognizing and responding to risky online interaction. Finally, students work in groups to rate the riskiness of several online scenarios using the provided "Internet Traffic Light Student Handout."

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Online Scams and Schemes (6-8)
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This common sense media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students learn about identity theft, what kinds of information identity thieves want, and what can be done with that information. Students then analyze phony emails and identify tricks that identity thieves use online. Finally, they create a phishing email that includes the features that they have learned about, and see if classmates can identify the scams.

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Trillion Dollar Footprint (6-8)
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This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they show a provided video clip and guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students learn that they have a digital footprint, which can be searched, shared, and seen by a large, invisible audience. Discussion questions and activities lead students to recognize that people’s online information can be helpful or harmful to their reputation and image. Students also consider their own digital footprints and what they want those footprints to be like in the future.

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Public Wi-Fi Networks
http://www.consumer....
In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, the use of public wi-fi networks is discussed, emphasizing the lack of security often present. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, ways in which information is collected from consumers going about their daily lives.

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Net Cetera: Share with Care
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, tips for appropriate posting on social media is discussed. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Net Cetera: Heads Up
http://www.consumer....
In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, the use of the mantra "Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click." is used to encourage children to think before posting on social media, downloading a game, or making an online purchase.

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Protect Your Computer from Malware
http://www.consumer....
In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, tips for avoiding, detecting, and getting rid of malware are offered. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Keeping Kids Safe Online
http://www.commonsen...
This 3:21 long video provides rules for keeping safe online. A print-out of the rules would be a great take-home assignment to be signed by a parent.

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Social Safety
http://www.socialsaf...
Social Safety is an effort to educate US teens on the dangers of social networking.

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Stop Cyberbulling
http://www.stopcyber...
A website with a variety of resources on cyberbullying for teachers, students and parents.

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NetSmartz
http://www.netsmartz...
Educational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Discusses various Internet safety topics.

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The Cyber bullying Detective
http://www.cyberbull...
This website provides resources, articles, and links to information about cyber bullying. Students click on different objects to work their way through the detective's office, gathering information along the way.

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Internet Safety
http://www.gcflearnf...
Informational lessons are provided for internet safety. Information on threats, scams, social networking, and more.

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The Cyber bullying Detective
http://www.cyberbull...
This website provides resources, articles, and links to information about cyber bullying. Students click on different objects to work their way through the detective's office, gathering information along the way.

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The Case of the Cyber Criminal
http://www.onguardon...
In this game from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, students work to prevent an online spy from getting their personal information.

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