Resource: This is a resource I found on the website – https://www.commonsense.org
Lesson : That’s Private!
1.Ask: What kinds of things should we not tell a stranger?(Slide 3). Invite students to respond. Answers may vary, but highlight things like address, phone number, full name, etc.
2.Say: It is important for you to keep certain information about yourself, like your address and phone number, private from strangers. Project Slide 4 and define private as something that you should keep to yourself. It should only be shared with people you trust, like your parents or teacher. Explain that private information is often connected to a specific person. For example, no two people in the class have the same full name and phone number.
3.Invite students to give examples of information that they should keep private. Write down their responses on Slide 5 or on chart paper so that you can return to them later in the lesson. Make sure to cover the following:
- Full name
- Birth date
- Telephone number
- Email address (or parents’ email address)
- Where they go to school or after school
- Parents’ full names
- Where their parents work
- Parents’ credit card or bank account number
4. Ask: Why do you think it’s important to keep this information private?Invite students to respond. Reinforce that it is never safe to give out private information to people they don’t know since it can be used to trick them or put them in unsafe situations. Explain that they should always ask a parent or caregiver before they give out private information to anyone. This applies to people they don’t know in the physical world and people online.
5. Ask: How is sharing private information online the same as telling it to a stranger in person? Invite students to respond. Make sure students understand that when they share information online, it can be viewed by people they don’t know. Project Slide 6and define online as using a computer, phone, or tablet to visit a website or app.
Activity : students may represent their idea by drawing a draft social media profile on a piece of paper and writing down some information that they feel are safe to go on the Internet.
Curriculum: This resource can be used in the classroom to cover SCSA’s curriculum content under Year 2 : Digital Technologies : Share and publish information in a safe online environment, with known people (ACTDIP006).
Integration : This resource can be integrated in teaching Health and Physical Education for Year 2 under the curriculum link : Actions that keep people safe and healthy in and outside the classroom (ACPPS022).
Criticisms/concerns: In order to show the slides along with the lesson, the classroom will need to have a smartboard or projector with screen. An option could be to print the important slides to show the class during the lesson. Additionally, safe behaviours under Health subject would need to be covered in order to draw full participation during brainstorming of this lesson.