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Elementary CyberSafety Curriculum (Grades K-5)




PASD Elementary School CyberSafety
Curriculum Lesson Topics


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Unit
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Digital Citizenship
Computers like other objects are property and should be respected
What to do on the world wide web and understanding safety rules
Online Safety Rules and Who is a Trusted Adult
Responsible choices to ensure personal safety when using the Internet
How can rules keep you a safe cybercitizen?
What is cyber bullying?
How would you describe a cyber citizen?
Digital Security
Computers can be used to visit far-off places and learn new things and travel should include adult supervision


A computer virus can make a computer sick
What is cybersecurity?
What are the different kinds of malware?
Digital Communication
What it means to communicate, recognize the computer as a communication invention, and plan their own way to communicate a message
Cyberspace is a means of communicating with real people within their own school
Cyberbullying (on-line and off-line)
Netiquette on the Internet
What is cyberspace and how is communication different compared to the physical world?
How can choosing an unsafe username/screen name hurt you?
Digital Media
N/A
N/A
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Identify property on the computer
What is intellectual property?
Is everything on the Internet free?

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Elementary CyberSafety Curriculum Kindergarten




Unit

Topic

Lesson

Resources

Digital Citizenship- understanding, practicing, and respecting
rights & responsibilities, while making
ethical & accountable decisions when online
Computers like other objects are property and should be respected
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
How do you show respect for things that belong to you and other people?
Introduction -
Teacher can use this activitiy as example for introduction: Have 5 children remove one shoe and place the shoes in a large bag or box. Have children sit in a circle and reach into the bag one at a time and pull out one shoe. The teacher will ask whose shoe is this? Allow children to guess before the owner raises his or her hand. As each shoe is returned ask Does this shoe belong to you? Have children put their shoes back on when returned.
Now the teacher can walk around the room, pointing to objects (backpacks, lunch boxes, items on the teacher's desk, furniture). Have the students identify each object and its owner.
Explain that everyone must show respect for the belongings of others, including things that belong to the school. Discuss ways to show respect, including asking permission to use them and being gentle when handling them.
Assess -
The teacher can ask students these questions: Name some things that belong to people. Whose computer is that? How do you show respect for things that belong to other people?
Extensions -

Digital Security
- exercising precaution & protection while
making safe & secure decisions when online
Computers can be used to visit far-off places and learn new things and travel should include adult supervision
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives - How can computers be used to visit far-off places and learn new things?
Why should you travel in cyberspace with an adult?
Introduction -
Teacher will invite children to go on an imaginary field trip. Have them pantomime the adventure as you narrate.
The teacher can then explain that another way to visit interesting places around the world is through the computer. The teacher will ask the students if they have ever visited different places in cyberspace. The teacher can then show some web sites from the links or there can just be discussion. The teacher can then distribute the activity sheet 1 and have them draw their own picture of a place(s) they would like to visit in cyberspace.
Students should also be told to always take a grown-up when they go places on the computer, just as they do when going to the zoo or any other place.
Assess - Students will complete activity sheet 1 and 2 and be able to discuss what they learned.
Teacher can ask the questions: How is using the computer to visit a place different from really going to the place? What same rule do we have for visiting a new place using a compute or in real life?
Extensions -
Be CyberSmart

Need activity sheets with curriculum
Digital Communication
- communicating with others
through the use of technology while
practicing etiquette & civility and making
conscientious & honorable decisions when online
What it means to communicate, recognize the computer as a communication invention, and plan their own way to communicate a message
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
What does communicate mean? What kinds of inventions are used to communicate? How is a computer used to communicate?
Introduction -
The principal (use name depending on which building) has some very exciting news to tell. How will he/she communicate the news to the children? To teachers? To parents? To the neighborhood? List children's ideas about which communications methods to use, encouraging them to consider the best method for each audience.
The teacher will then summarize responses that reflect the conveying of information. The teacher will also ask the question: How do we communicate in the classroom?
The teacher will then lead a discussion of a pretend event that the children need to figure out how they are going to communicate the news but they cannot speak, but can use their faces, hands, and other parts of their body, or special tools.
Students will receive the activity sheet and they need to discuss what each invention is called, how it is used to communicate.
Assess -
Teacher can ask the questions: What does communicate mean? What kinds of inventions are used to communicate? How is a computer used to communicate?
Extensions -
Need Activity Sheet with curriculum
Digital Media
- using others' created works while
making legal & proper decisions when online
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Elementary Cybersafety Curriculum Grade 1




Unit

Topic

Lesson

Resources

Digital Citizenship- understanding, practicing, and respecting
rights & responsibilities, while making
ethical & accountable decisions when online
What to do on the World Wide Web and understanding safety rules
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
What can you do on the Internet? What are some important rules when you are on the Internet?
Introduction -
The teacher can use the LCD projector and their own computer to allow students to view the NetSmartz video. It is about 2 minutes and 13 seconds. The video explains the different things you can do on the Internet. Next the teacher can take the students to the next web site listed in order for the students to be introduced to Internet safety rules. The teacher can read the rules and then play the simple game with the students as a class.
Assess -
The teacher can ask students to explain one thing that can be done on the Internet. The teacher can then ask the students to tell another student one safety rule for the Internet that they learned.
Extensions -
Clicky's World Wide Web

Iggey and Rasper's Internet Safety Game

"Know the Rules" on and offline

NetSmartz videos
Digital Security
- exercising precaution & protection while
making safe & secure decisions when online
Combined information in above lesson about safety rules and making good decisions by following the rules
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
Introduction -
Assess -
Extensions -

Digital Communication
- communicating with others
through the use of technology while
practicing etiquette & civility and making
conscientious & honorable decisions when online
Cyberspace is a means of communicating with real people within their own school
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
How can you communicate with people in school through cyberspace?
Introduction -
The teacher can introduce this lesson by asking the students to list or draw all the ways they can send and receive messages.
The teacher will then present the following to the children: I'd like to tell Ms. (teacher in the building) some important news. I can't go and tell her now, because I am teaching in this room. Ask: How will I get the message to her?
The teacher can explain that there is another way to deliver the news without anyone needing to leave the room - by sending the message through cyberspace using the computer. If the teacher is able to, she/he can show students an e-mail that the teacher can send to another teacher. If possible the other teacher could send a quick replay back so the children can see how quickly the reply can possible come right back and how quickly the message was actually delivered. The teacher can ask the students Where did my message go? How did it happen?
How could you send a message to another teacher, the principal, nurse, etc...
The teacher can pass out the activity sheet and have students draw a picture of the cyberspace connections between them. They can share their drawings or maybe list some people they may want to communicate with in cyberspace (helping to understand people that are farther away).
Assess -
How can you communicate with people in cyberspace?
Extensions -
Activity Sheet with curriculum
Digital Media
- using others' created works while
making legal & proper decisions when online
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N/A
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Elementary Cybersafety Curriculum Grade 2




Unit

Topic

Lesson

Resources

Digital Citizenship- understanding, practicing, and respecting
rights & responsibilities, while making
ethical & accountable decisions when online
Online Safety Rules and Who is a Trusted Adult
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -* What are the four rules to online safety?
  • Who is a trusted adult?
Introduction -
Teacher will explain that the class is going to follow along with an interactive video from NetSmartz to learn about internet safety.
A review of previous internet safety information would be discussed at this time.
Teacher can decide whether to use LCD in room and laptop computer and do the video with the whole class (takes about 45 minutes) or the teacher can take students into computer lab and have students individually put nicknames into the interactive video and complete the games.
Instruction -
Students or Teacher will begin at the start arrow and follow along on the screen. Games are played after instruction is given by Clicky the robot. Teacher can decide the option of whether to save and move on to the next game or save and exit and then enter into the interactive video at another time.
Assess -
Students are asked questions to review information that was presented after each game.
Teacher could tell students to turn to neighbor when the video is completely finished and explain one online safety rule (4 are presented). The students could also explain who is a trusted adult or give examples.
Extensions -
Link to Lesson:
http://www.netsmartzkids.org/rbs/pdfs/educators_guide.pdf
Handouts:
http://www.netsmartzkids.org/rbs/pdfs/educators_guide.pdf
Safety Badge and Certificates can/could be printed from the above pdf document for students - per teacher's preference.

Videos:
http://www.netsmartzkids.org/rbs/index.htm

Readings:
None
Computer Lab Actitivites:
This activity can be done as a whole class or the students can work on individual computers at their own pace.
Digital Security
- exercising precaution & protection while
making safe & secure decisions when online

Also covered in above lesson.

Digital Communication
- communicating with others
through the use of technology while
practicing etiquette & civility and making
conscientious & honorable decisions when online
Cyberbullying (on-line and off-line)
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
What can you do if someone makes you angry, sad, or scared online?
Introduction -
Teacher should first have a discussion of a bully. Most students have heard of this word by second grade and have ideas of their own. Teacher can introduce concept and then talk about a bully with students and then talk about the idea when they are in cyberspace. The teacher can pass out the activity sheet called Is That Fair? The students can read over the information with the teacher and have a discussion to fill in the answers to the questions.
The teacher needs to explain to the students that mean behaviors online, even when only done once, are not nice or fair. When children do this to one another over and over again, it is called cyberbullying. The teacher should then focus the discussion with the students on finding solutions to the problem. For example, the teacher needs to steer the students in the direction of telling a trusted adult if something online makes them feel angry, sad, or scared. Also, the students need to be aware that when they realize they have done something to make someone else feel angry or sad, they can apologize with both words and deeds.
Assess -
The teacher needs to ask the essential question: What can you do if someone makes you angry, sad, or scared online? Students should be able to now answer the question by referring to telling a trusted adult.
Extensions -
CyberSmart Curriculum for activity sheets
Digital Media
- using others' created works while
making legal & proper decisions when online
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Elementary Cybersafety Curriculum Grade 3




Unit

Topic

Lesson

Resources

Digital Citizenship- understanding, practicing, and respecting
rights & responsibilities, while making
ethical & accountable decisions when online
Responsible choices to ensure personal safety when using the Internet
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
How do the FBI safety rules help you stay safe on the Internet?
Introduction -
The teacher needs to have the following questions on the board or overhead projector: Does everybody tell the truth on the Internet? What is personal or identifying information? What should you do if someone in Cyberspace is making you feel uncomfortable?
Next, the teacher needs to point to the FBI safety rules poster that is hanging in the computer lab and go over the rules to help answer the above questions. The teacher can have students read the specific rule and go over what it means. There should be discussions about the words uncomfortable, permission, personal/identifying information, etc... to help students better understand the rules.
Assess -
The teacher can ask the EQ and then the teacher needs to read a short story provided with lesson about a student going on the Internet and receiving e-mails from a person that says he knows the student's mom and dad. Explain the situation and ask students to give solutions as to what that student should do in the story. The FBI safety rules can be discussed and explained.

Extensions -

Digital Security
- exercising precaution & protection while
making safe & secure decisions when online
A computer virus can make a comupter sick
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
What do we call something that can harm or make a computer sick?
Introduction -
The teacher can hand the students a 6 page mini-booklet called A New Kind of Virus. This will be for the students to go through with the teacher. This has the students first think about their own bodies and how they feel when they get a virus. Next, the booklet explains the computer getting a virus and how does a computer get sick. Also, what should you do before you open any e-mails? The booklet asks the students what is the best way you can prevent computer viruses from attacking your computer and also where do computer viruses generally hide.
Assess -
The teacher needs to restate the EQ and have the students write down the answer in the booklet.
Extensions -

Digital Communication
- communicating with others
through the use of technology while
practicing etiquette & civility and making
conscientious & honorable decisions when online
Netiquette on the Internet
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
How can using netiquette make you a good cybercitizen?
Introduction -
The teacher needs to ask the students what are some things that a kind person might do? Why do people act kind? Why do people sometimes forget to be kind? The teacher needs to get feedback from the students and then discuss the following questions: What are the positive affects of being friendly, when is it important to NOT be friendly, how do you feel when people are friendly to you?
The teacher then needs to steer the discussion in a way that the students talk about how communication on the computer is different then in the physical world. The teacher can do an activity with the students (depending on time) - have the students put their name on a piece of paper and then pass it to the person next to them. The person next to them has to put one nice thing about that person that has the name at the top of the paper. A discussion of how this made them feel when passing the papers is done is important. Now talk about situations when someone has been mean to them. Why are people mean to you? The teacher should go over the term cyberbullying (to behave in a mean or threatening manner on the Internet). Finally, the teacher can discuss netiquette and why it's important to use and how that can help from getting cyberbullied.
Assess -
State the EQ again and have students write down an answer in order to leave the room (ticket out the door).
Extensions -

Digital Media
- using others' created works while
making legal & proper decisions when online
Identify property on the computer.
Lesson Outline:
Lesson Objectives -
What is property on the computer?
How can you show respect
for someone else's work on the computer?
Introduction -
Teacher should first ask students what the word property means. Next students need to brainstorm property around the school. Students then need to be introduced to the word intangible (can't touch)/tangible (you can touch it). From there the teacher should discuss intangible forms of property whose value lies in teh work invested in them (a photograph, a homework sheet, a journal). The teacher can then discuss what it means to respect the property of others. The students need to understand that they should ask permission before using things or works that belong to others.
The teacher can then distribute the activity sheet called Whose Property is this? The students should be given a few minutes to do the sheet on their own and then the teacher can go over their answers and have discussions of why they put a check mark or why they didn't.
Assess -
The teacher needs to ask the EQs to the class.
What is property on the computer?
How can you show respect
for someone else's work on the computer?
Extensions -
CyberSmart Curriculum for activity sheets

















Elementary Cybersafety Curriculum Grade 4




Unit

Topic

Lesson

Resources

Digital Citizenship - understanding, practicing, and respecting
rights & responsibilities, while making
ethical & accountable decisions when online
How can rules keep you a safe cybercitizen?
What is cyber bullying?
Lesson Objectives -
How can rules keep you a safe cybercitizen?
Activitating Strategy: How many of you have rules written down in your house for the Internet? Written down for your house? Are they written down at school? In a classroom?
Previewing Vocabulary: online behavior, cybercitizen, rules
Teaching: Students will be asked about a person in the community is called what? What is a person called in cyberspace? What makes a good cybercitizen and/or a bad cybercitizen? Do we expect cybercitizens to behave a certain way in cyberspace? How do cybercitizens know how to act in cyberspace? If rules guide you in making choices in the classroom, how do rules guide you in making choices in cyberspace even though they are not written down nor are they the same for each person? Are people still able to stay safe?
Summarizing: Students will be asked, how can rules keep you a safe cybercitizen and asked to write down a cyberspace rule and describe how the rule can keep you a safe cyber citizen.
Lesson Objectives -
What is cyberbullying?
Activitating Strategy: Has anyone ever been mean to you? How did it make you feel? What did you do about the situation?
Previewing Vocabulary: kind, mean, nice, bullying, cyber bullying
Teaching: Students will watch a video on BrainPop about cyber bullying. There will be a discussion of where cyber bullying happens. Students will have to talk about and discuss what actually happens when cyber bullying occurs. Students will go onto the program Kidspiration and they will fill in a Venn Diagram. They will need to compare cyber bullying and bullying. The students will be able to visually see the differences and similarities between the two.
Summarizing: Students will be asked the question what is cyberbullying and they will have to tell a neighbor the answer to the question.
BrainPop Online Safety video
BrainPop Cyberbullying video
Digital Security
- exercising precaution & protection while
making safe & secure decisions when online
What is cybersecurity?
Lesson Objectives -
What is cyber security?
Activating Strategy: How many of you have ever been sick before? What have you done? What if you have a virus in your body? What can you do?
Previewing Vocabulary: virus, FBI internet safety tips, security, e-mail attachment
Teaching: Students will have a discussion with teacher about a virus. A comparison of a virus in your body and a virus on the computer will also be completed at this time. The teacher will then talk about people that help keep us safe and secure. The students will go onto the FBI Internet Safety Tips web site and read all the safety tips. A discussion of this security compared to the security for a computer. Students will be asked how a computer can get a virus. Students will be asked how a computer can hide a virus. Students will be asked what they should do if they receive an e-mail from someone they don't know.
Summarizing: The teacher will have the students explain to a partner what cyber security is.
Don't Open that File
(Once you are on the page with the videos scroll down and look for for the title above)
FBI Internet Safety Tips
Digital Communication
- communicating with others
through the use of technology while
practicing etiquette & civility and making
conscientious & honorable decisions when online
What is cyberspace and how is communication different compared to the physical world?
Lesson Objectives -
What is cyber space and how is communication different compared to the physical world?
Activating Strategy: What is cyberspace? What is a community? Is the Internet/Cyberspace one community or are there many different communities?
Previewing Vocabulary: cyberspace, community, web sites, e-mail, snail mail, instant messaging, chat rooms
Teaching:
  • Students will be explained that cyberspace is another name for the Internet.
  • Next there will be discussion about communities.
  • First the discussion will be about communities in the physical world - a group of people working together for a common goal or purpose.
  • Next, once students understand that a community is not necessarily a place where a group of people live, the discussion will then lead to communities on the Internet.
  • What are communities on the Internet called (web sites).
  • Are all web sites communities?
  • You need communication on a web site in order to have a community.
  • The teacher will then have a poster board with communication being the topic and physical world on one side and Internet on the other side of the poster board.
  • Students will come up and write ways to communicate on the Internet and on the physical world.
  • They will compare how the ways are different after the ways are identified.
Summarizing: Students will turn to a neighbor and tell one way to communicate on the Internet and one way to communicate in the physical world.

Digital Media
- using others' created works while
making legal & proper decisions when online
What is intellectual property?
Lesson Objectives -
What is intellectual property?
Activating Strategy: Type on Microsoft Word things that are your property - write down examples of property.
Previewing Vocabulary: property, intellectual property, cite sources, plagiarism, intangible, tangible, copyright, piracy, pirates
Teaching: The teacher will pick two students to read parts of a Lemonade Skit. The teacher will also play the role of the customer. One student will be selling lemonade and one student will be selling a CD with a mix of songs that have not been paid for. The teacher will have the students discuss what the short skit was about. Next, the teacher can discuss what intellectual property means. The discussion will lead to the words tangible and intangible. The vocabulary words mentioned above will all be discussed and given definitions. The teacher will also show the videos from Netsmartz to help the students understand the idea of piracy and stealing songs off the Internet.
Summarizing: The students will need to write down the answer to the question What is intellectual property before they leave the classroom.
Clicky's Stolen Song
(Once you are on the page with the videos scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the title above)
Don't Steal Like a Pirate

















Elementary Cybersafety Curriculum Grade 5




Unit

Topic

Lesson

Resources

Digital Citizenship- understanding, practicing, and respecting
rights & responsibilities, while making
ethical & accountable decisions when online
How would you describe a cyber citizen?
Lesson Objectives -
How would you describe a cyber citizen?
Activating Strategy: Are you a cyber citizen? Do you know any cyber citizens?
Previewing Vocabulary: cyber citizen, citizen, appropriate, inappropriate
Teaching: Teacher will need to discuss with the class the idea of a citizen in their own community. What are the characteristics of a citizen? What is the opposite of a citizen? Is there such a person as a cyber citizen? How would you describe a cyber citizen? The teacher needs to make sure the students find direct connections between a cyber citizen and a citizen in their own physical world. The teacher needs to discuss what appropriate and inappropriate mean. The students need to discuss what etiquette is and what netiquette is. The teacher will write a list of the digital term and have the students figure out the real life counter part that matches.(All Caps, Flamewar, ;-), Troll, LOL, Posting on a Blog, Flaming) (Argument, Telling Everyone at School, Shouting, Bully, Wink and a Smile, Fighting, Laugh Out Loud)
Summarizing: Students will need to describe a cyber citizen to a neighbor and then the neighbor can add to the description.
BrainPop video Digital Netiquette
Digital Security
- exercising precaution & protection while
making safe & secure decisions when online
What are the different kinds of malware?
Lesson Objectives -
What are the different kinds of malware?
Activating Strategy: What are some things/people that can hurt you physically? What are some things/people that can hurt a computer physically?
Previewing Vocabulary: malware, trojan horse, worm, virus
Teaching: The teacher needs to show the BrainPop video about viruses first. The teacher can then have the students talk about and define the words trojan horse, worm, and virus. If the students/teacher are able to take the BrainPop quiz then this will help complete the definitions of the words.
The teacher needs to explain ways to protect your computer and how to keep it safe. A lot of discussion is about protecting the student - now how can the computer be protected. They should already know that the most common way to get a virus is from an e-mail attachment. What are some ways that the student can actually help to make sure they don't get a virus or malware on their own computer? (Don't open attachments from people they don't know, get anti-virus software and download the updates)
Summarizing: The student needs to pick one type of malware and explain what it is to a partner.
Computer Viruses

Netsmartz: Don't Open that File
Digital Communication
- communicating with others
through the use of technology while
practicing etiquette & civility and making
conscientious & honorable decisions when online
How can choosing an unsafe username/screen name hurt you?
Lesson Objectives-
How can choosing an unsafe username/screen name hurt you?
Activitating Strategy: The students will be asked if they have an e-mail address or a username? Why do you need a username on the Internet?
Previewing Vocabulary: username, screen name, e-mail address
Teaching: The teacher will hand out small pieces of paper that will have either a username or information that goes to a username. Each student will receive one. The students will then have to move around the room communicating with each other and finding the match to their username or information. Once they find the match they will have to sit in a circle around the room and they will need to be sitting with the person who has the match. Now the teacher will have each group discuss their username and information. Once the username is said the class will then discuss what personal information is given away and whether or not the username is bad, good, or ok. Then the person who had the matching information will actually read the information that goes with the username. After everyone finishes reading the username and information then the teacher will show the video How to Target Kids Online. This video explalins how you can figure out the phone number and where someone lives in just 20 minutes from the profile information that someone gives out. If there is time the teacher can also discuss password information and not making the password easy for someone to figure out. (The teacher can show the video from Netsmartz called the Password Rap - you can use the link but find the video near the middle to bottom of page and click on the video called Password rap.)
Netsmartz Password Rap

"Tracking Teresa"(find the topic on the page and then click play)
Digital Media
- using others' created works while
making legal & proper decisions when online
Is everything on the Internet free?
Lesson Objectives -
Is everything on the Internet free?
Activating Strategy: Do you own everything on the Internet? Do you own anything on the Internet? How can you "borrow" things on the Internet?
Previewing Vocabulary: intellectual property, copyright, legal, illegal, download, creator, piracy, plagiarism
Teaching: The teacher needs to explain to the students the idea of creating something in art class. If the project is theirs because they made it and they brought it home, they own it, it has value to them, they probably don't want anyone destroying it or hurting it in anyway. Things on the Internet also have meaning to people (usually the person/people who put it on the Internet in the first place). Yet, that property we can't touch (intangible). How can it still have value? Why isn't it just free? The teacher can talk about legal and illegal, being a creator of something and deciding what you want to do with your creation. Is the concept of downloading illegal - everyone can push a button. The teacher can show the BrainPop video about online sources and talk about plagiarism and copyright.
The teacher can give some examples of situations and choices of what the students could do. The students then should pick the correct choice that goes with the situation. For example, if someone just bought a new software game and you want it also, what could you do if it costs $50 dollars.
Summarizing: The teacher can have the students pick out one of the topics on intellectual property and explain the concept to a neighbor and then the neighbor needs to pick a different concept and discuss it.
BrainPop Online Sources