Think prior to providing personal information. Look for privacy settings.
What issues do you think are important to bring up in the discussion?
…awareness to how permanent a person’s digital footprint is and for how it can be accessed by schools & employers .
I definitely lead my students through the whole “think before you post” discussion. We also talked about privacy settings within apps and we also talked about data breaches on websites that have made the news (mainly the Target one.)
Students especially high school students need to understand the importance of not sharing too much information online, especially to people they do not known. When behind a computer screen, people often say and become someone else to get what they want. Students must know to be very, very cautious online.
I found some really great pre-produced videos on the netsmart.org website
I had the students watch the videos first, then we conducted a class discussion board on our class LMS Page about the dangers of sharing too much info online, sexting, cyberbullying, etc. I believe the video served as a great activation strategy because my students could relate to the young people’s voices in each video. My students seemed to be really engaged and wanted to continuing “sharing” stories and/or asking related questions.
Sometimes I try to find real life situations where young adults have been cyber bullied, stalked or denied admission to a college or a job because of something that they have posted on the Internet. Many times students think they have all the answers to social media, and these things will never happen to them. Showing students real situations where it has happened to high school and college students make them think twice.
It site you shared is very good, it has lot of videos which can be shared in classroom and discussed about.
It’s very important for teenagers to understand what they post and their web footprints which many employers and admission officers are checking to make decisions.
This video did not work for me! But we did speak about internet security despite not having a video. Hopefully this issue will be fixed for next years lesson.
I think it’s important to remind them about posting personal information and to be careful who they are communicating with and giving information to.
This is a great set of resources! Thanks for sharing!
Internet security should include personal information such as birthdays, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and any other identifying information. It should also include personal pictures of any kind, not just pornographic but any kind. We do not need strangers being able to identify us and connecting our face with our names. Then there is information about our coming and going. Vacation plans and time in and out of the house should be kept to yourself not publicized,
The discussion that took place in my class was highly centered around social media and the risks involved with posting too much information. We talked about checking in at different locations, posting personal information, and posting inappropriate things that could result in undesired consequences.