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What Is Clickbait and How Can You Avoid It?

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Title:

What Is Clickbait and How Can You Avoid It?

URL:

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/you-wont-believe-this

Content Source:

Other
Common Sense Education
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

The internet is full of catchy headlines and outrageous images, all to make us curious and get our attention. But kids don't usually realize: What you click on isn't always what you get. Show your students the best ways to avoid clickbait online.

Students will be able to:

  • Define "the curiosity gap."
  • Explain how clickbait uses the curiosity gap to get your attention.
  • Use strategies for avoiding clickbait.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
27) Define social engineering and discuss possible defenses.

Examples: Phishing, impersonating

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • define social engineering.
  • discuss possible defenses against social engineering.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • social engineering
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to identify social engineering.
  • possible defenses against social engineering.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • define social engineering and discuss possible defenses.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • social engineering is a strategy used to manipulate information, people, and social outcomes.
  • there are possible defenses against social engineering.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
10) Explain social engineering, including countermeasures, and its impact on a digital society.

Examples: Phishing, hoaxes, impersonation, baiting, spoofing.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • define social engineering in the context of information technology.
  • will identify methods to avoid being a victim of social engineering.
  • outline the impacts of social engineering on society.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • social engineering
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the importance of protecting personal data.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify instances of social engineering and ways to avoid becoming a victim.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • personal data should be protected so that the information is not accessible by someone looking to exploit your information for personal gain.
Tags: advertising, clickbait, curiosity gap, headline, social engineering
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Family engagement resources and Spanish materials are available at the link to the lesson. 

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Author: Aimee Bates