Grade 6

Don't Feed the Phish

How can you protect yourself from phishing?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Internet scams are part of being online today, but many kids might not be aware of them. How do we help our students avoid being tricked into clicking malicious links or giving out private information? Use this lesson to help kids avoid online identity theft and phishing schemes.

Students will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast identity theft with other kinds of theft.
  • Describe different ways that identity theft can occur online.
  • Use message clues to identify examples of phishing.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Safe or Unsafe?
10 mins.
How Identity Theft Happens
15 mins.
How to Catch a Phish
15 mins.
Wrap Up:
Stay Safe from Scams
5 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Student Handout: Trick Questions! Practice Quiz (Google Form) Student Version
Student Handout: Trick Questions! Practice Quiz (Printable) Student Version
Student Handout: How to Catch A Phish Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz NEW! Student Version Answer Key
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