[3-5] The Social You: Connecting With Others

Students learn how to differentiate between Internet friends and in-person friends.

Lesson topics include: social interaction via forums, blogs, chat rooms, and online games; how to avoid spam and phishing scams; the importance of keeping personal information private; and strategies for responding to uncomfortable requests.

Teacher Guide to The Social You: Connecting with Others

Student Guide to The Social You: Connecting with Others

Additional lesson resources, including links to pre-lesson activities, student polls, follow-up activities, and "Extend the Lesson" materials, are available at the bottom of the page.

Video: Part 1 (16:34)
Video: Part 2 (below)

 Video: Part 3 (13:46)

Additional Resources

Video for Pre-Lesson Activity - "Be Safer Online" from NetSmartz

Student Poll #1 - What's the best reason to be careful about what you share online?

Student Poll #2 - What's the riskiest thing about online chatting and online gaming?

Video for Follow-Up Activity - "The Password Rap" from NetSmartz

"Extend the Lesson" Materials - "Talking Safely Online" from Common Sense Media


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