Standard 5.A.5.2: Describe unacceptable and unsafe behaviors in digital environments such as cyber-bullying, divulging personal information, and plagiarism.
Time Pair Share: (1) What types of information do you think are okay to share publicly online, on a profile that others will see, for instance? (2) What are some examples of websites where you must register in order to participate?
Whole Group Conversation: (1) What information is required and why do you think it is required? (2) What information is optional, and why do you think it is optional? (3) Why do you think websites ask for this kind of information? (4) Why would someone want to steal someone else’s identity on the Internet? (5) What kinds of private information could an identity thief use to find out and steal your identity? (6) What kinds of personal information could you share about yourself without showing your identity?
Your Activity: Open a Word document. Create a chart with two categories: Private & Personal. Look at the chart below and type each item into the correct category.
Closure: (1) What is identity theft? (2) How does personal information and private information differ? (3) What would be a good rule for kids about giving out private information online?