cybersafety

Q1 Bill of Rights

6. Cyber Safety Cybershield

Introduction

To protect yourself, it is important to understand what type of activities are acceptable on the internet and some basic rules to guide your use.  Read the 9 themes of Digital Citizenship, the 10 Rules of Netiquette, and 10 Online Safety Tips.  After you understand these items, create a Digital Bill of Rights to answer the question: "What does it take to be a Digital Citizen?"


Key Vocabulary:

Netiquette: rules about the proper and polite way to communicate with other people when you are using the Internet

Cyberspace:  the online world of computer networks and the Internet


Steps:
 

Part 1: Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship

1. Read the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship

  1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. 
  2. Digital Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods
  3. Digital Communication: electronic exchange of information.
  4. Digital Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology. 
  5. Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure
  6. Digital Law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds 
  7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world
  8. Digital Health & Wellness: physical & psychological well-being in a digital technology world
  9. Digital Security (self-protection): electronic precautions to guarantee safety.

Part 2: Online Netiquette

2:  Explore online etiquette by reading the "10 Rules of Netiquette". The Core Rules of Netiquette are taken from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea. Click on each rule to learn about good manners when writing on the internet. As you read these rules, ask yourself "Why are they important?" Can you think of any others that could be added to this list?

Rule 1: Remember the Human

Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life

Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace

Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth

Rule 5: Make yourself look good online

Rule 6: Share expert knowledge

Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control

Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy

Rule 9: Don't abuse your power

Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes

Part 3: Ten Online Safety Tips

3: Review the following 10 Online Safety Tips with your teacher:

  1. People can save what is said online

  2. Only say what you’d be willing to say in person

  3. Don’t be stalk worthy

  4. Kids should tell an adult if they are in an uncomfortable situation

  5. Know where your kids are going (URL)

  6. Don’t open things from people you do not know

  7. Don’t show obvious signs of where you live, etc.

  8. MySpace, and Facebook are NOT secure, even when private

  9. Keep the computer in a open area of the house

  10. Use common sense!

See more tips from other kids!

Part 4. Create a Digital Bill of Rights  that answers the question: "What does it take to be a digital citizen?". This can be done as an individual or in small groups. You can use Google Drive or a Wiki to collaborate on the Digital Bill of Rights.

Part 5. Use the tool or app of your choice to create a photo story, podcast, screen cast, tip sheet, PowerPoint(or Prezi), word processing document, or video presentation to present your Digital Bill of Rights. Check with your teacher for instructions on where to save your Quest.


Completing this Quest

In order to complete this Quest, check this rubric PDF Document.

As you continue to build your Cyber Shield, remember to review these themes and rules to stay protected in Cyberspace.


 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s Roadmap 

I am ready for the next Quest, Danger!


Additional Resources

http://keepthewebopen.com/digital-bill-of-rights - one Senator’s proposed Digital Bill of Rights. You can research what others think, but remember to make your work unique.

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.