Grade 6

Chatting Safely Online

How do you chat safely with people you meet online?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Games, social media, and other online spaces give kids opportunities to meet and chat with others outside the confines of their real-life communities. But how well do kids actually know the people they're meeting and interacting with? Help students consider whom they're talking to and the types of information they're sharing online.

Students will be able to:
  • Analyze how well they know the people they interact with online.
  • Reflect on what information is safe to share with different types of online friends.
  • Learn to recognize red flag feelings and how to respond to them.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
Warm Up:
Your Online Community
15 mins.
Whom Do You Know Best?
15 mins.
Red Flag Feeling
15 mins.
Wrap Up:
Exit Ticket
5 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Video: Teen Voices: Who You're Talking to Online Watch
Student Handout: Your Online Community Student Version
Student Handout: Sara's Chats Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz NEW! Student Version Answer Key
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