Online Safety

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Estimated Time:15 minutes

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Available Language: English


  • Students learn about identity theft.
  • Students learn the dangers of identity theft.
  • Students learn safety rules to prevent identity theft.


Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Information Technology > Technology and Society > Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Internet Safety

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Internet Safety

Negative Impact

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Negative Impact 

Information Technology > Internet > Negative Impact 


Media and Culture > Law and Legal Issues > Privacy 


Information Technology > Internet > Safety


Information Technology > Internet > Safety 

Security Options 

Information Technology > Internet > Security Options 

Security and Privacy 

Information Technology > Internet > Security and Privacy 

Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet
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Teacher Notes:

  • See discussion text.

Extension Ideas:

  • Have students explore status messages used on other digital media such as instant messaging and mobile devices with services like Yahoo! Mobile. Discuss the different status settings available for IM and mobile phones, and why students might sometimes want to go “invisible” when they are using these tools. Remind students never to give their cell phone number to strangers since cell phones can be tracked online using a number of free Web sites or applications. Students can be at a high risk if they post their status and it is read by a stranger who has their cell phone number.


S.2.a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
S.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
S.2.d Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.
S.7.a Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
2-NI-05 Explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information. (P7.2)
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