Self-Image and Identity
How I Present Myself Will Influence How You See Me.
In order to demonstrate that your students understand how anyone can pretend and act like anyone else while on the internet, we have compiled a list of DOs that your student should be able to explain to you.
A student who has met this standard should be able to DO the following:
-Identify when pictures have been altered or photoshopped.
-Understand that stereotypes can be reinforced by photos, and stereotypes can impact how someone feels about themselves.
A great way to practice this with you student is to have your student identify ways advertisements can exemplify a specific stereotype, and ask how your student thinks these affected persons feel.
Another great demonstration to really show how images on the internet can be altered is to have students photoshop their own pictures. This activity can really drive home the idea that some people can easily pretend to be doing something they usually would not do, or looking a certain way that they normally would not.
For more information, please visit: http://www.commonsensemedia.org
Common Sense Media Inc. (2014). Talking Safely Online (3-5). Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/rings-responsibility-4-5