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Talking Safely Online (3-5)

What's the difference between Internet friends and in-person friends?

Students learn that, while people can develop rewarding friendships online, they should be cautious with online-only friends and never reveal private information without asking a parent or trusted adult for permission. Students discuss the difference between online and in-person friendships, explore an online chat scenario, and complete and sign a checklist for safe online chatting.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • compare and contrast online-only friends and in-person, face-to-face pals.
  • analyze why private information should not be given to anyone online without the permission of a trusted adult.
  • debate how to respond if an online-only friend asks them personal questions.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade 3: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, R.4a, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.3, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6

Grade 4: RL.10, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.9, RI.10, RF.4a, W.9b, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, L.3a, L.6

Grade 5: RL.10, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.9, RI.10, RF.4a, W.9b, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.6

ISTE Standards:

1d, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3d

Additional Lesson Materials

Family Tip Sheet
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