Goal: To learn how to avoid online tricks and scams, and learn the best practices of how to conduct yourself online.

  1. Typing.com
  2. Take the next couple minutes to think about the following questions with a partner:
    1. Who uses email in the class? • Who knows what an online scam is? Give examples. • Have you ever been scammed via email? Why did you think it was a scam? • What should you do when you think you are being scammed? • Who has an account on a social network, including but not limited to, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr? • Is it safe to use your real personal information for an online character? Why? • How can you get an email scam from someone if you never gave your email address to that person? • If you get a greeting card from a “secret admirer”, should you respond? • Can scams happen on websites that you visit? • If you get a chain letter saying that something bad will happen to you or to someone you know if you don’t forward it, should you go ahead and forward it to all your friends?
  3. Watch Staying Clear of Cyber Tricks
  4. Go to the Phishing IQ Test–click on TAKE THE QUIZ
  5. Open the What are Cyber Tricks handout and go over pages 2-3
  6. Open your 6th Grade Computer Apps Google doc and at the TOP of the page–ABOVE WHAT YOU TYPED LAST TIME–use good writing skills and in 3-5 sentences to respond to the following:
    1. How did you do on the Phishing IQ Test?
    2. Of what you learned today, what do you think is the most important to remember? Why?
  7. Who Wants to Be a Millioniare? A Cyber Security Game
  8. EXTRA CREDIT: At home, look through the cyber tricks on page 4-7 of the What are Cyber Tricks handout together with your family members. As a family, respond to questions asked.