Cyber Safety Lesson Plan

About This Lesson: This lesson warns students of internet dangers and equips them to be smarter and safer online. This was designed to be used with High School students.

Goals / Aims

1.To build students' awareness of internet safety

2.To teach students to use the internet safely and responsibly

3.To teach students what information is appropriate to share and what kinds of interactions to avoid


1.Students are aware of possible internet dangers.

2.Students understand what steps they can take to protect themselves online.

3.Students can list the types of personal information it is not safe to share online.

Materials and Aids

computer/projection device to show "Facebook Dangers" video, internet safety tips handout, internet safety quizzes


A. Introduction-

1.Show youtube video "Facebook Dangers"

2.brief classroom discussion of video

3.students are given internet safety tips handout

B. Development-

1.Outline internet dangers: a. internet predators b. data theft c. viruses, spyware d. cyberbullying

2.How to protect yourself online: a. Facebook privacy settings b. Have a strong password and do not share it with anyone other than your parents. c. Never agree to meet a stranger you met online. d. Don't open emails from strangers or strange emails with attachments.

3.Types of information it is not safe to share online: -address -telephone # -birthday -current location/GPS

C. Practice-

1.Scenario #1 You are discussing a homework assignment with a friend you met online. They offer to help with it and ask for your phone number. What should you do?

2. Scenario #2 You receive an email from someone you don't recognize with a file attached. What should you do?

3. Scenario #3 While online, you get a message saying you just won a free Nintendo Wii. You just need to give your name, address, and phone number to have it shipped. What should you do?

D. Independent Practice-

1. Internet Safety Quiz


1. It is safe to give my school name over the internet.

a.true b.false

2. Watching videos on streaming sites like Youtube and Metacafe is safer than downloading them from file sharing sites.

a.true b.false

3. If someone online tells you they are in 6th grade and their name is Katie, they are probably how old?

a.12 b.13 c.35 d.There's no way to tell!

4. Your best friend asks for your password to your favorite game site so she can help you score game points or cash. She promises to keep it safe and secret. Is it safe to agree?

a.Yes, it's OK. b.No, it's not OK.

5. If you have been talking on the Internet to a person for a long time, and they want to meet, which is okay to do?

a. Meet them, as long as you bring a friend. b. Meet in a public place.

c. Tell someone where you will be before you go. d. Ask your parent or guardian first and have them go with you.

6. If someone online sends you a message that is mean or makes you feel uncomfortable, you should:

a. Erase them from your friends list.

b. Delete the message.

c. Insult them back

d. Tell a responsible adult

7. You are talking to someone online, and they know some of the same people you know. Since they have many of the same friends as you, is it ok to give them your phone number if they ask?

a. Yes b. No

8. It is okay to send someone online your picture when:

a. They send you theirs first

b. You send them an old picture

c. As long as you don't send them your address too

d. Only if a parent or guardian is with you and says it is okay

F. Checking for understanding

Go over the quiz with the students and have them give feedback on each of the questions.

G. Closure

1. Ask the class what they learned today that they didn't know before.

2. Ask the class to share any personal stories, ideas, or opinions regarding internet safety.