Cyber Ethics and Child Safety on the Internet
How can schools assure that students are using the Internet in ethical and safe ways?
Warm Up for Module 4

Warm Up

You will become familiar with child safety and the Internet and get an understanding of some of the risks a child faces when using the Internet or other Web or text enabled devise.


 Learners will

  • Recognize and understand the risks a child faces when using the Internet or other connected emerging technology
  • Discover how to recognize signs that a child might be at risk
  • Develop strategies to etermine if students are either participating in cyberbullying or being bullied
  • Discover strategies that can be sued to minimize the chances of an online exploiter or cyberbully victimizing your students
  • Understand the issues involved in Internet safety and ethics so they can recognize what their students are doing on the Internet
  • Review some real-life case studies.
  • Be able to further protect their students/kids from online sexual exploitation can cyberbullying by recognizing commonly used chat acronyms

Begin to think of a subject that you teach in which you could incorporate Internet Safety. Determine what content standards can be met as you teach students to be both safe and ethical in their use of the Internet and emerging technologies.

Bookmark the sites that you visit in this topic that will be the most useful to you when you implement your Internet Safety Module into your lessons:

II.1. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
II.2. Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.
II.3. Practice responsible use of technology systems and software.
3 - 5
II. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
II.1. Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide.
II.2. Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
6 - 8
II. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
II.1. Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society.
II.2. Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse.
9 - 12
II. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
II.1. Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources and assess the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs.
II.3. Analyze advantages and disadvantages of widespread use and reliance on technology in the workplace and in society as a whole.
II.4. Demonstrate and advocate for legal and ethical behaviors among peers, family, and community regarding the use of technology and information.

NETS-T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers)
VI. Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues
VI.A. model and teach legal and ethical practice related to technology use.
VI.B. apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.
VI.C. identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity.
VI.D. promote safe and healthy use of technology resources.