Digital Friendships

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Digital Friendships


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Common Sense Media
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


Kids make friends everywhere they go -- including online. But are all of these friendships the same? How can kids start online friendships and also learn ways to stay safe? Help your students understand both the benefits and the risks of online-only friendships.

Students will be able to:
  • compare and contrast different kinds of online-only friendships.
  • describe the benefits and risks of online-only friendships.
  • describe how to respond to an online-only friend if the friend asks something that makes them uncomfortable.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
10) Identify appropriate and inappropriate uses of communication technology and discuss the permanence of actions in the digital world.

Tags: appropriate communication, benefit, private information, risk, safe use
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Author: Aimee Bates