FJUHSD Cyber Safety Lesson Plans


The following lesson plans were developed by the teacher-librarians of Fullerton Joint Union High School District to be used in a 2 day Cyber Safety Unit and taught to freshman classes. The documents can be previewed on this page and downloaded in an editable format if desired. Please feel free to adapt the lessons to meet the needs of your own students.








Day 1: Cyber Safety
Library
Orientation Unit
Grade
9 - 12
CSLA Standards
8.3.1 Shows positive social behavior while using information and communication technologies.
8.3.2 Demonstrates legal and ethical behavior while using information and communication technologies.
8.3.3 Understands the consequences of inappropriate and illegal use of information and communication technologies.
Objective
Students will understand what an online “social network” is.
Students will explain the appropriate way to behave in a social network.
Students will know how to adjust their privacy settings in a social network.
Material Needed
Social Networks PowerPoint
Characteristics of Social Networking PowerPoint
Bulletin Board Video
That’s Not Cool Video
Profile Penalty Video (Grid Iron Man)
Privacy Setting PowerPoint
Poster Project Instructions
PSA Instructions
RU Cyber Safe flyer
Instructional Plan

Anticipatory Set:
(3 min)
“Today we’re going to begin our discussion of social networking. Let’s see how many social networks you can identify in the following PowerPoint.”
Show Social Networks PPT.

“What do you think defines or characterizes a social network?”

Students discuss.

Activity 1:
( 4 min)
“Let’s look at a more formal description of a social network.
Show Characteristics of Social Networks PPT

“What social networks do you use? How many of you use Facebook? MySpace? Twitter? IM? High 5? Delicious? Photobucket? Flicker?”

Take informal poll of what social networks students are using.

Activity 2
(10 min)

“From the list of characteristics seen in the last PowerPoint, you can see that not only do social networks provide a lot of opportunities for interacting with others, they also present some need for caution. Let’s look at some videos that highlight some of the possible pitfalls.
Show Bulletin Board video.
“What do you think the message behind this video is?”
Discuss the fact that “once it’s there it’s never gone” and the need for caution in posting photos online and consequences of doing so without thinking first.
“Next we’re going to look at a video PSA or Public Service Announcement. I want you to pay attention not only to the content but to the format. We’re going to be talking more about PSAs later today.”
Show That’s Not Cool Video.
Have any of you found yourself in similar situations? How did you deal with it?”
“Let’s look at another reason for caution in using social networking.”
Show Profile Penalty video – Gridiron Man.
“Is there a way to keep this from happening to you?”
Students briefly discuss ways to protect themselves online.

Activity 3
(5 min)




“One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself in the social networking environment is to learn how to use privacy settings.
Let’s see how to do that.”
Show Privacy Setting PowerPoint.
Evaluation
(2 min)
Hand out RU Cyber Safe flyer.
“Tomorrow we’ll be taking a quiz on cyber safety. Please study this handout tonight. ”
Activity 4:
(10 min)
Introduce Callout/PSA project.
“Tomorrow you will be working in groups of 4 to create a public service announcement, or PSA for short, or a Poster on a topic discussed during orientation. We’ll look at some examples before you start. Please find a group and begin looking at the list of possible topics. Within each group, 2 people will create a PSA on the topic and 2 people will create a poster. These will be used later during the school’s Cyber Safety week to inform upperclassman of cyber safety.”

Closure:
(2 min)
“What is one thing you learned today that you didn’t know?”










Day 2: Cyber Safety
Library
Orientation
Grade
9 -12
CSLA Standards
8.3.1 Shows positive social behavior while using information and communication technologies.
8.3.2 Demonstrates legal and ethical behavior while using information and communication technologies.
8.3.3 Understands the consequences of inappropriate and illegal use of information and communication technologies.
Objective
Students will be able to define cyber bullying, cyber predator, and phishing
Students will take information gained during the unit to create either a public safety announcement (PSA) or a poster to be used during the school’s upcoming cyber safety week.
Materials Needed
Cyber-Safety video (Wired Safety – You Never Know)
Cyber Safety PowerPoint
Kacie ReneWoody video
Terrible Text video
Link to cyber safety quiz
Instructional Plan

Anticipatory Set:
(1 min)

Show Cyber predator video (Wired Safety – You Never Know )
“Yesterday we talked about keeping yourself safe online by correctly using privacy settings and we saw some examples of friends harassing friends in the “That’s Not Cool” video. We also talked about the need to be careful about what you post online.
Today we’re going to look at other dangers online – cyber bullying, cyber predators, and phishers.”
“There will be a short quiz online, similar to the one you took yesterday on Cyber safety. After that you should have time to complete your PSA or poster project.”
Activity 1:
(8 min)
“Cyber bullying, Cyber predators, and Phishing are all possible topics for your cyber safety project. Please take out your RU Cyber Safe handouts from yesterday. We’re going to review some definitions and statistics related to cyber safety that you might use in your project later today and then look at some videos on these topics. If you note anything you think you might use in the project later today, take notes on the back of the handout to remind yourself later.”
Show Cyber Safety PowerPoint and discuss terms and statistics related to cyber safety.

Activity
(2:30 min)
“Next is a true and tragic story of a teen victim of a cyber predator.”
Show Kacie Rene Woody video
Activity
(4:00 min)
“Next we’ll switch gears a little to look at an example of cyber bullying and see what teens have to say on the subject.”
Show NetSmartz “Terrible Text” video about cyber bullying.

Evaluation
(5 min)
“Next you’re going to take another online quiz, this one on cyber safety. If you’ve been paying attention to the videos and discussions, I’m sure you’ll do well.”
Demonstrate how to get to online quiz.
“As soon as you’ve finished the quiz, you may begin working on your projects that we discussed yesterday. As I said, the best of them will be used during the school’s Cyber Safety week. The first member of each group to complete the quiz should come to me to get a copy of the assignment with examples and a rubric.”
Students take quiz (from Quia) on social networking and privacy settings.

Closure:

Students break into groups and begin working on PSAs and callouts.
Evaluation

Cyber safety project and quiz