Thursday, September 4, 2014

Internet Safety - IT English lesson

Just as we think about safety in the physical world, we also need to think about safety in the Internet world.
There are many different dangers lurking on the Internet, Identity theft,  Computer bugs, Viruses and Spam are a few of the things that we have to deal with on a daily basis.
This article is a bit long, but it has important information that we all should take into account when surfing on the Internet.  Read it and discuss with your English teacher

 Key Terms

uncharted waters
different breeds of online predators
all the rage
first and foremost
a stalker
behind the scam
reputable site
steal your identity
keystroke logger
do’s and don’ts
maneuver through it
 law enforcement officials


What do you know about keeping safe on the Internet? 
Which of the suggestions in the article did you know about before reading it? 
Which ones are brand new to you? 
Do you change your passwords to social networking sites often? 
What are the pros of staying connected on social networking? 
What are the cons? 
Which sites do you check most often? 
What status is your profile? If it is not private, would you consider changing it? 
How do you decide what to download from the Internet? 
How often do you change your passwords?  Would you consider changing them more often after reading this article? 
Which personal information do you share on social network sites? 
Do you use public WiiFii?  In which place? Do you think that it is safe? 
Have you ever had any problems with someone trying to "stalk" you? 
If so, what did you do? 
At what age should children be allowed to surf on the Internet without a parent around supervising? What do you need to teach a child in order to stay safe on the Internet? 
When can you go to the police if you have been bothered by a cyberbully? 
What information do you need to keep?
Has your opinion changed after reading this article about Internet safety?  What things are you going to do in the future? 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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