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How Russia Used Social Media to Meddle in the 2016 Election and Undermine U.S. Democracy

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Title:

How Russia Used Social Media to Meddle in the 2016 Election and Undermine U.S. Democracy

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cybersecurity-threat-kqed/the-lowdown-how-russia-used-social-media-to-meddle-in-the-2016-election-and-undermine-us-democracy-lesson-plan/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Companies routinely track our activities online -- what we search, what we buy, what videos we watch, and what we post to social media. And while most of the time this tracking is used for targeted ads, our information can be bought and used by people in order to influence our opinions about issues or political candidates through not-so-scrupulous methods. In this Lowdown lesson, students will analyze cybersecurity risks, how information about their online activity is monitored and used, and ways they can protect their privacy online.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
16) Identify laws regarding the use of technology and their consequences and implications.

Examples: Unmanned vehicles, net neutrality/common carriers, hacking, intellectual property, piracy, plagiarism.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify consequences of violating laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify implications of laws relative to the use of technology.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • net neutrality
  • hacking
  • intellectual property
  • piracy plagiarism
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • technology changes at a rapid rate.
  • all things that are possible with technology may not be ethical.
  • that laws exist or are created to encourage individuals and entities to operate in an ethical manner.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify consequences of violating laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify implications of laws relative to the use of technology.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • technology changes at a rapid rate.
  • all things that are possible with technology may not be ethical.
  • that laws exist or are created to encourage individuals and entities to operate in an ethical manner.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
17) Discuss the ethical ramifications of malicious hacking and its impact on society.

Examples: Dissemination of privileged information, ransomware.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • discuss malicious hacking.
  • discuss ethical ramifications of malicious hacking.
  • discuss the impacts on society of malicious hacking.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • white hat hacking
  • black hat hacking
  • information
  • ransomware
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that not all people use technology in a legal or ethical manner.
  • that software and processes are created to elicit personal data for negative purposes.
  • that the negative behaviors associated with technology have impacts on society.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify malicious hacking.
  • discuss ethical ramifications of malicious hacking.
  • discuss the impacts on society of malicious hacking.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • that not all people use technology in a legal or ethical manner.
  • that software and processes are created to elicit personal data for negative purposes.
  • that the negative behaviors associated with technology have impacts on society.
Tags: cyber security, digital tools, ethical, hacking, internet
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Author: Stephanie Carver