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How do I: Protect myself Online

This guide covers Information, Media, and Digital Literacy concepts and Digital Citizenship Gr. 7-8 students, as well as teachers & parents.

Protect myself Online

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What's next?

What is safe to share online?

Why do I need to SHARE SAFELY?

Be very careful about what information you share online.  Talking to new people or trying new games and Apps is great!  But, people can keep the information that you share with them and try to sell you things.  Strangers can even pretend that they are you!  

Interactive Digital Citizenship Games

The American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has create a fun interactive gaming website that teaches and quizes students from Grade 3 to 8 on their Digital Citizenship skills.  This website, called FBI Cyber Surf Island, covers these topics:

  • Netiquette
  • Cyberbullying
  • Safe Passwords
  • Privacy
  • Reporting

For Students Gr. 6-8

Top Secret, created by Media Smarts, is an interactive narrated tutorial teaches students about the benefits and drawbacks of sharing information online. Students give their opinion about what the characters in the story should do about their privacy dilemmas, from posting photos to buying music online, and they receive feedback on their responses as the story unfolds.

For Students Grades 6-9

Common Sense Media has created this choose-your-own adventure digital citizenship game to help students explore digital dilemmas, amd make good (and not-so-good) decisions.  In this gaming environment can experiment with different solutions through stories and min-games without risking their real-world reputations.

Play online, or get the app HERE!