This activity will guide students through a discussion of why, how and when passwords are used to protect individual privacy, how to create strong passwords, and who to share passwords with. The activity will also show students how they can adjust their privacy settings on their online accounts. After the presentation and discussion, students will practice what they have learned by playing “InterLand,” an online game resource that is part of the “Be Internet Awesome with Google” digital citizenship curriculum, designed for students in grades 3-6. The “Tower of Treasure” learning game focuses on protecting privacy and creating strong passwords.
This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Students will understand and explain the security technologies of encryption and public keys and construct a complex system of numbers and/or letters to represent information.
This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.
In this video, students will learn about the importance of web security which becomes a top priority with more information changing hands electronically.
You'll need to create a password to do just about everything on the Web, from checking your email to online banking. And while it's simpler to use a short, easy-to-remember password, this can also pose serious risks to your online security. To protect yourself and your information, you'll want to use passwords that are long, strong, and difficult for someone else to guess while still keeping them relatively easy for you to remember.
Review video and text tips for creating strong passwords to maintain account security.
Do your students have their own online accounts like email or social media? What about login for school computers? If so, they might have to pick passwords. Have you ever had trouble creating (and forgetting) good passwords? This fun lesson plan involves a guessing game that can teach your students how to make their passwords harder to guess. Learn how to keep your accounts safe!
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The PIVOT Firewall lab is meant for individuals to learn how to use a firewall. Students will build their own virtual environment using Virtual Box and Ubuntu Linux. In the resulting network, the student will configure one of the Linux systems as the firewall and build a policy to provide the access required in each of the questions.
In this lesson, students discuss their online experiences and learn how to minimize the potential risks that may be associated with them. Using a tip sheet, students explore the many tools and strategies that can be used to prevent negative online experiences. Once they have reviewed these strategies and resources, students will extend their knowledge by playing a game in which they compete against other students to match a series of technological "tools" to the "risks" they can help prevent.
Students will display the ability to:
recognize the potential security risks and drawbacks of engaging in various online activities
use a variety of tools and techniques to secure and protect their online experiences
apply principles of board game design through the creation of a Cyber Security game (Grade 7/8 only)
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