ALEX Learning Activity


How to Create a Safe Online Profile

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Natalie Martin
System:Talladega County
School:Charles R Drew Middle School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1066
How to Create a Safe Online Profile
Digital Tool/Resource:
Profile Publisher
Web Address – URL:

Using the interactive tool Profile Publisher, students (grades 6-12) will create a printed social networking profile for a fictional character, a historical figure, an inanimate object, etc. to demonstrate their understanding of the appropriate and safe content for an online profile.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
12) Discuss the impact of data permanence on digital identity including best practices to protect personal digital footprint.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • discuss the impacts of data permanence on digital identity.
  • identify best practices to protect personal digital footprint.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • data permanence
  • digital footprint
Students know:
  • that data posted to the internet can be difficult to remove and can impact how others view you.
Students are able to:
  • identify ways to protect their personal digital footprint.
Students understand that:
  • data posted online can be difficult to remove and can impact a personal digital footprint.
Learning Objectives:

The student will analyze what kinds of personal information is appropriate and inappropriate for social networking and determine what should or should not be included on an online profile.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Before/Engage, During/Explore/Explain

The student will differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate personal information to include on an online profile for a social networking site.

Th student will create a safe, appropriate social profile using an interactive website called Profile Publisher.

Assessment Strategies:

The student-created profiles will be read to a group of his/her peers to determine the appropriateness and safety of the information he/she has included.

Advanced Preparation:

Before the lesson begins:

Teacher should check for internet connectivity.
The url should be tested to be sure the site is up and viable.
The student devices should be charged and working correctly.

Variation Tips (optional):

A follow-up activity could have students complete a personal profile and have peers analyze the students' actual information included to check for appropriate and safe content.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
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