21 Things - Basics

Q6 Email Step 2

1. Basics

Email Scenarios

 Check with your teacher for which of the following two options you will be using. There will be other situations discussed in Thing 6 CyberSafety Quests, and many of you may have heard about something similar happening to one of your family members or siblings.

Option 1:

  • Work with a partner to view the different videos on this page. Take notes, and learn about File attachments, Email FWD, Flames, Too Quick To Respond, and Caught,
  • Then create a short poster, presentation, or video about what you have learned. Then proceed to the Completing Page.

Option 2:

Proceed to the next page and explore and try the Breakout Activity located there. Working with a partner is highly recommended.


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In this episode a file with an .exe file extension was attached to an email. In the second part of it, a photo was attached as a joke. Has this ever happened to you or a friend? 

2. Flames 

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Two friends talk about flames, the damage they do, and someone learns it is not easy to get away with sending mean or illegal things via email or text.

3. Email FWD (forwarding)

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One friend confronts another about forwarding emails.

4. Too Quick to Respond

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Two friends discuss a new app and a sending-before-thinking experience.

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for intellectual and creative pursuits