Suggested topics for lesson plans.

Age Group: 11 - 12
ScopePersonal Responsibility
Topics

Technology

  1. Everyday technologies
    • What is Internet?
    • What are emails, messaging tools, browsers, podcasting, and streaming videos?

Cyber Ethics/ Cybercrime

  1. Internet Addiction
    • How much is too much?
  2. Computer Gaming
    • What are the good and bad of gaming?
  3. Dangers of Internet (Interacting with strangers online)
    • Why is it dangerous to reveal your identity or details online?
    • I just got to know someone online. Should I meet him/her? What could happen to me if I meet face-to-face with a stranger I met online?
  4. Pornography
    • How to protect yourself with content filters?
    • Where to seek help?
  5. Netiquette
    • How should I behave online? Do I behave differently online compared to the real world?
  6. Cyber-bullying
    • Am I a victim of bullying online? Am I a Cyber-bully?
    • Where can I seek help?
  7. Intellectual Property Rights (Plagiarism)
    • Why should I respect the work of others?
    • What are the consequences if I do not acknowledge or respect the work of others?

Productive use of technology

  1. Internet as a Communication tool
    • What are examples of positive use of the internet as a communication tool?
Additional resources beyond b4usurf.org

FBI Stories for Kids
Internet Safety Zone
Rules in Cyberspace
Internet safety and help group
National Crime Prevention Council
Real Life Stories - Cyberbullying

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Age Group: 13 - 16
ScopePersonal Responsibility
Topics

Technology

  1. How do some common technologies work?
    • How does the Internet work?
    • How the Internet comes about?
    • Can my online activities be tracked?
    • What is P2P file-sharing?
  2. What are the associations protecting Intellectual Property Rights?

Cyber Ethics/ Cybercrime

  1. Internet and Gaming Addiction
    1. How do I know I am addicted?
    2. How can I better manage my time?
    3. Where can I seek help?
    4. What am I missing in the real world?
  2. Dangers of Internet (Interacting with strangers online)
    • Why is it dangerous to trust someone online?
    • Why can’t I trust the identities of people I interact with online?
    • How can I exercise caution when interacting with strangers online?
  3. Pornography
    • How does Pornography affect me?
  4. Netiquette
    • What is cyber-racism or cyber-discrimination?
    • How do I respond to defamatory online remarks?
  5. Cyber-bullying / Online Harassment
    • How should I respond when I am bullied online?
  6. Blogging
    • How would I be held responsible for what I write on my blog? Why should I be held responsible for what I write in my blog?
  7. Intellectual Property Rights – Software Piracy
    • What is Intellectual Property?
    • How can I protect my original work or idea?
    • What are software licenses? Under what circumstances are these licenses not violated?
    • What are the legal liabilities of using software illegally?
    • When I use illegal software, what harm does it do?
    • What are the implications when I share music, video and software over the internet?
  8. Internet Crime - Identity Theft
    • What can others do with my stolen identity?
  9. Cyber Law
    • How does the Law protect users of the Internet?
    • What do I need to know to be on the safe side of the law?
    • What online activities constitute to infringement of these laws and make me liable to lawsuits?
  10. Internet Security
    • How can I protect myself on the Internet from Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spams and Hackers?

Productive use of technology

  1. Leveraging on online communities for learning (Community Building)
    • What can I learn from forums, blogs and sites that share information and knowledge within that community?
  2. Social Network sites
    • How do social network sites such as facebook and myspace change the way we interact and make friends?
Additional resources beyond b4usurf.org

Internet Crime
Child Pornography
Resources for Cyberethics
Welcome to MediAction! ::.
Software Piracy
Cyberstalking
Internet Fraud
Cybercrime and Hacking
Child Internet Safety Resources
Internet Safety
PC World - Cybercrime
Criminals enlisting teens as online crime
Internet Dating
Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens
Cyberbullying
What is the difference between viruses, worms, and Trojans?

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Age Group: 17 - 19
ScopeSocial Responsibility
Topics

Technology

  1. Advancement of technology and their impact on our lives
    • Imagine you are living in the year 1990. How are you going to do research for your school project? How would you communicate with your friends? How has technology changed the way we live?

Cyber Ethics/ Cybercrime

  1. Online communities
    • What are my views on finding true love on the Internet?
  2. Intellectual Property Rights
    • Why is respecting Intellectual Property important?
    • How can we stop software piracy?
  3. Internet Gambling
    • Why is Internet gambling attractive to gamblers?
  4. Policies governing the Internet
    • How do governments monitor and regulate illegal activities on the Internet?
    • How can the Internet be policed?

Productive use of technology

  1. eCommerce
    • How has eCommerce changed the way businesses are run and consumer’s lifestyle?
  2. Online references
    • What are the similarities and differences between Wikipedia and conventional encyclopedias?
  3. Emerging Technologies
    • How will new technologies continue to impact our lifestyle?

Additional resources beyond b4usurf.org

Cyber-Crime and Misuse of ICT
Citzenship in the Digital Age
How the Internet has changed our lives