Grade 6

Chatting Safely Online

How do you chat safely with people you meet online?

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 use the Feelings & Options thinking routine to respond to them.
Key Vocabulary: inappropriate  ·  private information  ·  red flag feeling  ·  risky
inappropriate:
not acceptable in the situation; not okay
private information:
information about you that can be used to identify you because it is unique to you (e.g. your full name or your address)
red flag feeling:
when something happens on digital media that makes you feel uncomfortable, worried, sad, or anxious
risky:
potentially harmful to one’s well-being
Relationships & Communication
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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