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Gold Quest - Red Riding Mood Online

Social Networking Gold Quest


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Learn about social networking and be smart online, especially if Grandma isn't home!


Social networking is impacting some people and students much more than others. As humans we tend to be social beings, wanting to communicate, share and spend time with others. As we begin to venture into social networking online we need some help. As young children our parents/guardians or others helped us learn to look both ways before crossing a street. In this Quest, Red Riding Mood has a few close scrapes in her adventures online. Thank goodness for Grandma! 


1. Watch the first chapter in Little Red Riding Mood.

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Who are your friends? Do you really know who they are when you are online?

Think about the different social networks you belong to: your family, relatives, neighbors, friends at school, members of a club or activity you belong to (soccer, cheerleading, football, photography, chess, etc.), and best friends. Are you online in a social networking site? Have you met anyone online that you don't know in person? How will you know if they really are who they say they are?

2. If you are online with Facebook or another site, what about the privacy settings? What did Little Red Riding Mood discover?

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It's important to learn how to unsubscribe from a site you join as well as check out and change the privacy settings.

3. Review the Cyber Safety Thing 6 if you need more information about Protecting Your ID.

Now see what happened to Little Red Riding Mood

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Talk in your class or with friends about how to report, and who to report to, about things that make you feel uncomfortable when online or texted on your cellphone. 

Completing this Quest

Your teacher may have an assignment based on the discussions in class and videos you watched. Just be cautious online and be safe!

  Return to the first page of Social Networking 

MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learning
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
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
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world