NEW!  From KQED- Media Literacies- Exploring the Changing Digital Media Landscape with ESL Students
What Do They Know About You?
Social media present students with questions about privacy and safe practices online. What are the risks of creating an online social presence? Who knows what about you? What do they do with it? Lesson Plan 1

Take the Digital Privacy Quiz and see how you fare

Lesson Plan 2 Lesson Plan 3

Take the First Amendment Quiz online

Every move you make - who is watching you?
Kind permission of Steve Johnson

What Do We Know About Them?

Internet access offers a constant onslaught of information. What is important? What is trivial? What are the challenges facing students in determining the credibility of sources?

Lesson Plan 1

What are the challenges facing students in determining the
credibility of sources? How do you distinguish between open source and
mainstream sources, such as news networks, academic sources etc?

Lesson Plan 2

During this time of upheaval in the Middle East, labeled by the media "Arab Spring," has social media — e.g. Facebook and Twitter — offered reliable sources of information? Which sources do the public trust more — social media sites or the mainstream media?

Lesson Plan 3

Navigating the digital world is proving to be a daunting task with the advent of new media. Students need the skills to discern what is valid from the abundance of information on the Internet. They need to develop critical thinking skills to look with a discerning eye at this information and assess credible and reliable sources.

Lesson Plan 4

The Internet has changed the way that we research information for our daily needs. Considering the wealth of resources online and the fact that anyone can publish online, when faced with a health question or problem, how does one find credible sources for support, diagnosis and/or treatment?

Lesson Plan 5

Should students have access to cell phones and laptops in class? Do they need to be wired at all times? Is it possible to learn while multitasking?

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Privacy in the Digital Age

Social Media

Student Surveillance

New Videos from Comcast!
Internet Safety for Kids: Keeping Children Safe Online
Internet Safety and Identity Theft

Stop, Think, Click: 7 Practices for Safer Computing (ADV)  Please DO NOT print this packet during computer lab time.

Family Online Safety Guide (ADV)  Please DO NOT print this guide during computer lab time.

Online Safety Quiz (IH-ADV)

Identity Theft and Fraud Quiz (IH-ADV)

News English Lessons:  Facebook Panic Button (IH-ADV) Please DO NOT print this packet during computer lab time.

Internet Safety:  A Computer User's Guide to Privacy and Security (ADV)  This guide is also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.

Internet Safety Online Games (ADV)  There are 13 games to play.  Topics range from online safety to identity theft.