Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: STEM; Digital Citizenship

Grade Level: 4, 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will share what they know about staying safe online.

Know Before You Start: A prior discussion about online safety is helpful, but not necessary.

Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic.

  • What are a few dangerous things that Tanya did?
  • What are a few safe things that Ezra did?

Activity:

  • Have students brainstorm a list of ways to stay safe online. The list should include things to do and things not to do when online. 

  • Students should recognize that they cannot share private information, such as their name, age, address, school, or birthday.

  • Students should recognize that they can share personal information, such as interests, likes/dislikes, favorites e.g., food, sport, music, game, etc.

  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-to-four-panel comic highlighting three of these online safety tips.

Closure: Students will share their favorite safety tip with a partner.

Differentiation:

  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text features as needed.

  • Print out the share/don’t share class list as a visual reference and reminder.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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