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Common Sense Media: College Bound
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students view elements of two students’ digital footprints and consider how the footprints might affect those students’ admission to college. Students then discuss what kinds of information they would want included in their own digital footprints, and learn strategies for shaping a positive online presence. *Aligned with Common Core standards. *Lessons available on the webpage *Downloading worksheets or materials requires creating a free account with Common Sense Media.

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How Encryption Works
http://www.howstuffw...
In depth article on data encryption with helpful videos.

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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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What is Identity Theft?
http://www.consumer....
In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, advice for protecting oneself from identity thieves as part of a daily routine is offered. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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What if You're the Victim of Identity Theft?
http://www.consumer....
This video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division describes three steps you should take if you are the victim of identity theft. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Identity Theft: Rapid Response Tips
http://www.consumer....
In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, immediate steps consumers should take to prevent additional damage to credit and accounts are outlined. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life
http://www.consumer....
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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Computer Security
http://www.consumer....
In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, suggestions for protecting your computer from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves is presented. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Net Cetera: Share with Care
http://www.consumer....
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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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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How Encryption Works
http://www.howstuffw...
In depth article on data encryption with helpful videos.

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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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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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A Visual Debate
http://debategraph.o...
Debategraph is a platform for sharing ideas presented in a mindmapping format. Students can debate ideas or concepts in a collaborative setting. Comments are placed in bubbles forming a detailed mind map. The site also offers a vast library of previous debategraphs which can be searched and viewed. Debategraph is free, but requires a teacher login.

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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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