Grade 9

Chatting and Red Flags

How can you tell when an online relationship is risky?
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This lesson meets standards for AASL and ISTE.

Getting to know someone online, without nonverbal cues or being able to see them, can be risky -- from simple misunderstandings to manipulation. Help students navigate and avoid these situations before they go too far.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify the types of messages that might cause a red flag feeling for someone.
  • Use the Feel-Identify-Reflect-Act (FIRA) thinking process to analyze and respond to a situation involving a red flag feeling.
  • Create a new scenario that involves a red flag feeling, including specific ways to respond.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
Risky Online Relationships
20 mins.
Sheyna's Situation
15 mins.
Situation Participation
15 mins.

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