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Internet Safety, Indentity Theft, and MySpace

Last Updated: Jun-05-2012

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Developed By

  Lisa Bartlett
 

Lesson Title

  Internet Safety, Indentity Theft, and MySpace
 

Length of Lesson

  5 Class Periods, 50 Minute Classes
 

Lesson Unit

  Internet Safety
 

Grade

  9-12
 

Subject

  Technology
 

Michigan Content Expectations

  Social, Ethical, and Human Issues: 1,2,3,5 - Technology Communication Tools: 1,4,5 - Technology Research Tools: 5 - Technology Problem Solving & Decision Making Tools:1
 

Keywords

  identity theft, online privacy, cyber relationships, cyber harrassment, cyber community, recognize, refuse, respond, report, MySpace,
 

Materials

 

1. Student Computers

2. Teacher Computer

3. Projector

4. Webcasts

5. Reference & Activity Pages (I-Safe)

6. Newscasts

7. Chart Paper/Posterboard

 

 

Abstract

 

This is to help enable teens to recognize and avoid dangerous, destructive, or unlawful online behavior. In this lesson, students will discuss the implications of revealing personal information while online, and in cooperative groups. Together we will come up with guidelines to protect their personal information while online.

 

Big Idea(s)

 

The internet provides a wealth of information, but the ever-changing and the evolving nature of the internet presents risks and danger.

 

Essential Questions

 

What level or privacy should one expect in online interactions, purchases, emails, etc?

What have you see online that may be an invasion of privacy?

What types of issues and problems are faced when online?

Do you understand what Cyber Predators are and what Cyber Bullying is?

How can identity theft affect a person?

What is a social-networking site?

What are the dangers of a social-networking site?

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

Students will be able to:

Discuss Internet issues regarding online privacy

Identify Invasions into privacy that can occur online

Be able to take proactive measure toward protecting one's privacy

Describe risks and dangers involves with online social networking

Understand the concept and risks of identity theft

Safely interect online with proactive techniques

 

 

Summative Assessment

 

Research a social networking website online.

Students will work in groups:

Create an audiovisual presentation (movie, newscast, podcast, digital storyboard) that includes the following information:

Group #1:

History of MySpace/Facebook:

  • Who created it? Which company was involved?
  • Why was it created? What was the inital purpose of MySpace/Facebook?
  • Who is the target audience of MySpace/Facebook?
  • How did it end up as the number one social networking site?
  • What do you envision as the future of MySpace/Facebook?

Group #2

Economics of MySpace/Facebook:

  • Who owns MySpace/Facebook? When did they acquire it, and how much did they pay for it?
  • WHat else does the company own?
  • Why might this company be interested in owning the rights to MySpace/Facebook?
  • What do you think will happen to MySpace/Facebook?

Group #3

Advertising on MySpace/Facebook:

  • In what ways do you encounted ads om MySpace/Facebook?
  • How is advertising different on MySpace/Facebook than other sites?
  • What kinds of things are advertised on MySpace/Facebook?
  • What companies would be interested in advertising on MySpace/Facebook?
  • What do you think the future of advertising on MySpace/Facebook will be?

Group #4

Risks of MySpace/Facebook:

  • How is a profile similar to and differnet from other parts of the world that are your own, like your bedroom, school locker, or diary?
  • How much fighting or bullying is done online?
  • In general, are most people truthful when posting personal information online? What risks are involved in doing that?
  • Why might a person be attracted to websites that have dangerous or unhealthy communication on them?
  • What are the consequences on behavior online versus behavor in the real world?

 

 

 

Lesson Opening

 

Play the video: Bulletin Board

  1. http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=eab5d895aa3023fe78b9
  2. Pose questions to class leading to discussion
 

Lesson Opening Co-teaching Plan

 

Both teachers help with activity, pose questions, and offer suggestions

 

Exploration

 

1.  Introduce Privacy and the Internet

  • Access webcast: Privacy and the Internet (www.isafe.com)
  • Pose discussion and questions that refer to short synopsis of webcast

2.  Online Privacy

  • Student survey: Invasion of Privacy Online
  • Student to tally result before discussion
  • Peer-to-Peer Activity: Discussion of Survey Questions
  • Enrichment Activity: Letters to the Editor - Review what you have learned thus far on online privacy, and examine your opinions on the topic.

3. Online Social Networking

  • Facilitated Discussion: "Places and Spaces to Socialize"

4. Identitiy Theft

5. MySpace

  • Class Group Discussion
  • The Disconnection Experiment: Students will disconnect themselves from all forms of media. Students will reflect and answer questions.
 

Exploration Co-teaching Plan

 

Both teachers help with the activity, pose questions, and offer suggestions.

 

Check for Understanding

 

Use classroom response systems to check for understanding. Also, students will be in class discussions and evaluating the material.

 

Check for Understanding Co-teaching Plan

 

Co-teacher will move about the room to check for understanding by evaluating answers with the classroom teacher and nforcing use of the classroom response system. Co-teacher will also probe for answers and discussions.

 

Explanation

 

Online Privacy:

  • Create a a digital storybook that displays helpful information about protecting personal information online and we will diplay them onto the classroom website.

Online Social Networking:

  • Discussion: disruptions, problems, policies of social networking sites.

Identitiy Theft:

  • Show the Saturday Night Live Video Clip: http://www.fmschools.org/files/4712/snlclip.wmv
  • Student Activity Guide: Identity Theft
  • Article: :Emerging Identity Theft Market Targets Teens as Newest Niche". Do COmprehension Questions

MySpace

  • Movie: PBS and Frontline present "Growing Up Online"

 

 

Explanation Co-teaching Plan

 

Both teachers help with the activity, pose questions, and offer suggestions.

 

Check for Understanding (2)

 

Use classroom response systems to check for understanding. Also, students will be in class discussions and evaluating the material.

 

Check for Understanding Co-teaching Plan (2)

 

 

 

 

Co-teacher will move about the room to check for understanding by evaluating answers with the classroom teacher and enforcing use of the classroom response system. Co-teacher will also probe for answers and discussions.

 

 

 

Extended Practice

 

All materials are available for review on www.pbs.com and www.isafe.org

 

 

Closing

 

Students will present and share their social networking site projects.

 

Closing Co-teach Plan

 

Co-teacher will assit in the project evaluation