Unit 3. Information and the InternetRevision Date: Jan 05, 2020 (Version 3.0)
This lesson will increase student awareness of the concept that there are dangers associated with Internet usage. It addresses Internet Security with issues inherent to Internet usage: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and identity theft. The primary objective of this lesson is to equip students with knowledge that will enable them to make responsible choices regarding their Internet use, to prevent security risks. This lesson introduces key vocabulary, discusses Internet security and provides students the opportunity to explore the causes and effects of common security problems.
Student computer usage for this lesson is: required
Students will read the following prompt and respond in their journals:
Consider the following questions and discuss answers as a class:
On your home computer, see how vulnerable you are to malware and identity theft:
If there is additional time, watch one of the TED talks
Students can create an "Identity Theft Prevention Action Plan," including a purpose and list of ten guidelines, to share with family and friends after they have researched prevention tips on the FTC website.
Unit Assessment and Investigate/Explore Performance Project – at end of unit.