Your challenge is to open the Cyber Safe by completing Quests to help make the connection between the real world and the digital world. The decisions made in your digital world affect you as much as those made in the real world. In fact, your digital decisions and behaviors can affect you more and for longer than decisions made in the real world--even with prospective employers and college applications!
Earn your Cyber Safety Expert badge by successfully completing the Quests and cracking the cyber safe.
When you have completed this activity you will:
know how to be safe while on the Internet [Digital Citizen]
understand online etiquette [Digital Citizen]
understand the impact of online bullying [Digital Citizen]
There are three basic Quests in this activity. You will be able to find, create, and edit digital images for a digital images selfie project. Your ability to use images in multimedia projects will allow you to express your creativity by communicating or presenting your ideas effectively.
When you have completed this activity, you will:
know how to locate and use digital images appropriately [Digital Citizen]
understand that digital images can be edited and resized using online resources [Empowered Learner]
understand how selfies can impact my digital identity [Digital Citizen]
know how to represent myself appropriately online [Creative Communicator]
A social network is an online community of people who use a website or app to communicate with each other by sharing comments, images, videos, resources, etc. Common examples include Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Using social networks can be a lot of fun and help us feel connected with the people we care most about. Adults also use social networks to share resources and look for jobs, while seniors and shut-ins benefit from being able to stay in touch with relatives and friends.
When you have completed these activities you will:
know what a social network is [Empowered Learner]
understand why it is important to manage your digital identity when using a social network [Digital Citizen]
understand why it is important to navigate social networks safely and post thoughtfully [Digital Citizen]
be able to create a set of personal guidelines for navigating social networks [Digital Citizen]
Can you imagine a world without cell phones or the Internet? Today, the average teen sends more than 1,700 texts per month. Nearly 90 percent of young Americans are connected to the Internet, and many spend hours online every day. The number of social network subscribers now exceeds the population of most countries.
It's clear that digital technology is revolutionizing the way we connect to one another, making it faster and easier than ever. This can affect not only what we say and how we say it, but also who hears the message and how they respond to it.
While this resource requires an account to save your work, it is not necessary to view resources. It is my recommendation that the questions in the lesson be used as talking points, discussion questions, journal entries, or written on paper and turned in.
Students and teachers can create a free account at Alabama Public Television / PBS Learning Media.
Kids share a lot of information whenever they go online -- sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. But do they understand that online privacy isn't just what they say and post? Help your students learn about their digital footprints and the steps they can take to shape what others find and see about them.
Students will be able to:- Reflect on the concept of privacy, including what they feel comfortable sharing and with which people.- Analyze different ways that advertisers collect information about users to send them targeted ads.- Identify strategies for protecting their privacy, including opting out of specific features and analyzing app or website privacy policies.
Available in both English and Spanish.