|Grades 6 - 8|
|6-8||Digital Life 101||Students are introduced to the 24/7, social nature of digital media and technologies, and gain basic vocabulary and knowledge for discussing the media landscape.|
|6-8||Strategic Searching||Students learn that to conduct effective and efficient online searches, they must use a variety of searching strategies.|
|6-8||Scams and Schemes||Students learn strategies for guarding against identity theft and scams that try to access their private information online.|
|6-8||Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding||Students learn about the difference between being a passive bystander versus a brave upstander in cyberbullying situations.|
|6-8||A Creator's Rights||Students are introduced to copyright, fair use, and the rights they have as creators.|
|6-8||My Media||Students review their media habits and the array of media they use on a weekly basis, and reflect on the role of digital media in their lives.|
|6-8||A Creator's Responsibilities||Students reflect on their responsibilities as creators and users of creative work.|
|6-8||Safe Online Talk||While acknowledging the benefits of online talk and messaging, students learn how to handle situations or online behavior which may make them feel uncomfortable.|
|6-8||Which Me Should I Be?||Students learn that presenting themselves in different ways online carries both benefits and risks.|
|6-8||Gender Stereotypes Online||Students analyze a "Dress Up Your Avatar" feature of a virtual world for kids for evidence of stereotypes about boys and girls.|
|6-8||Trillion Dollar Footprint||Students learn that they have a digital footprint and that this information can be searched, copied and passed on, but that they can take some control based on what they post online.|
|6-8||Identifying High-Quality Sites||Students learn that anyone can publish on the Web, so not all sites are equally trustworthy.|
|6-8||Reality of Digital Drama||Students draw connections between young teens’ perceptions of digital drama and stereotypes of men and women on reality TV.|
|6-8||Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line||Students learn to distinguish good-natured teasing from cyberbullying.|
|6-8||Rework, Reuse, Remix||Students expand their understanding of fair use, apply it to case studies, and create an original work of fair use.|
Privacy & Security - Students learn strategies for managing their online information and keeping it secure from online risks such as identity thieves and phishing.
Digital Footprint& reputation - Students learn to protecttheir own privacy and respect others’ privacy.
Self-image & identity - These lessons are designed to help students explore their own digital lives, focusing on their online versus their offline identity.
Relationships& Communication - Students reflect on how they can
use intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to build and strengthen positive online communication and communities.
Creative Credit & Copyright - Living in a “copy/paste” culture, students need to reflect on their responsibilities and rights as creators in the online spaces where they consume, create, and share information.
Cyberbullying - Students learn what to do if they are involved in a cyberbullying situation.
Information Literacy - Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively.
Internet Safety - Students explore how the Internet offers an amazing way to collaborate with others worldwide, while staying safe through employing strategies such as distinguishing between inappropriate contact and positive connections.