1. a. Do NOT share personal information online! b. using appropriate language/no bullying- you are not anonymous. c. check sources on internet info when researching. just because it's on the internet does not make it true.
2. The Internet Safety Plan from webwisekids lists very simple open ended questions which I plan to use as prior knowledge tool to start the discussion..
3. I definitely intend to start the discussion with all students answering the open ended questions. Then we can discuss answers and focus on misconceptions, etc. Then finish by describing how to react when presented with several scenarios.
4. Parents need to understand that the internet safety is to protect their own children.Digital citizenship is analogous to citizenship in a country: we have a set of behaviors determined by the majority of society to which all members adhere. Just as we teach and practice how to be a citizen (Pledge of Allegiance, voting, jury duty, etc), we also must teach and practice how to be a citizen online.