Private Information and Safety 2

Lesson 3 (K-2)

Materials and Objectives

Infinite Learning Lab membership


We will learn how to use the Internet safely and effectively. I will give the best response to scenarios that will show my understanding of internet safety.

Warm-up (15 minutes)

Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk: What rules do you have at home for sharing information about yourself online?

Assess what students remember about their last lesson. Have them recite YAPPY.

ASK: How many of you have online friends you've never met in real life?

Spark their memories by making sure you ask about games. One example at school is Sumdog.

DEFINE the Key Vocabulary term

avatar is a cartoon or virtual representation of someone.

privacy is freedom from the unwanted attention of others.

personal information is private information such as your telephone number, address, or plans.

search engine is a computer program that searches for specific words and returns a list of documents found on the Internet.


EXPLAIN to students that now we're going to complete an interactive lesson containing characters from Garfield and Friends. The lesson will help us learn more about how to stay safe online.

Practice What We Learned (10 minutes)

ASK:Did comic_cat12 turn out to be who he said he was?

No he was a dog named Willard that wanted to steal Nermal's rare PET FORCE comic!


ACTIVITY: Sort information into two categories. Those that are YAPPY and those of a surf smart student on the try part of the video.


SAY: Most people online are probably honest people, just like you. However, not everyone online is who they say they are. Some people have bad intentions. Just as you wouldn't go up to perfect strangers in the mall and tell them where you live and who you are, you shouldn't do that online either. You need to be careful.

Act It Out! (10 minutes)

EXPLAIN: We will discuss a few situations that might happen to you online. Think about the safe way to respond to each situation.


DEFINE the key vocabulary term

Chat room is a place that people can talk by typing words.


SCENARIO 1: Talking with a real life friend in a chat room (with strangers also in the chat room)


SAY: Suppose you're in a chat room online with your best friend. Suddenly, you both decide it would be great to have a sleepover party next weekend. Should you plan the sleepover party in the chat room? Why? (No because there are other people that can see what you write)


SCENARIO 2: An online friend wants to meet in real life.


SAY: Let's say you have a favorite multiplayer game online. In the game, you enjoy playing with someone called Alex. You and Alex have met in the game for weeks. Every time you log on and find that he's online, you feel like you're meeting a great friend. He's told you he's in the same grade as you. You'd love to meet him in real life. He asks where you live so that he and his parents can stop by some time and introduce themselves. What do you do? (Don't give out information, then ask a parent for help with the situation)


Why is it important to be so careful?


SCENARIO 3: Uncomfortable comments in a chat room or in online games


SAY: Let's say you are in a chat room or in a multiplayer online game. Suddenly, people start typing things that make you uncomfortable. It could be anything that makes you uncomfortable: maybe they ask you personal questions, type things that make you feel embarrassed, curse, or say cruel things. What should you do?

(Log off. Stop playing. Go tell an adult.)


SCENARIO 4: Emails from strangers


SAY: Let's say you love to play soccer, and you get an email saying you can join a Junior Olympics soccer team. All you have to do is give your address, phone number, or other personal information. What should you do? (Talk to an adult)

Wrap It Up. (5 minutes)

RECITE the YAPPY code.


GIVE students the Online Safety Quiz


You may wish to go over objectives that students did not grasp.