Gold Quest - Too Much Information
Watch the two videos below and read the Think About It questions that follow them.
I Can Statement
explain why over-sharing on mobile devices can be harmful
Privacy Settings: Privacy settings are controls available on many social networking and other websites that allow users to limit who can access your profile and what information visitors can see.
Security Settings: Security settings are important to protect your computer from attacks. You will want to lock them down and keep others from seeing your private data.
Default Settings: The default settings are automatically given to a software application, computer program or device. You will want to go into both the privacy and security settings and manage them to protect your computer and data.
Watch the following videos, as a class, or with a parent or guardian. Afterward, discuss the questions.
Think About It questions:
- Why is Sarah so popular?
- How do you think Sarah feels?
- Would setting the right privacy settings have helped Sarah?
Think About It questions:
- What does the picture on the bulletin board represent?
- How would you feel if a picture was posted that you don't like?
- What do you know about the security settings for common social media sites such as Facebook (visit the Facebook safety center)?
- How important is it to create:
- Strong passwords
- Change them frequently
- Not to use the default settings for security, make them private
- How to protect your contacts and messages?
- To get rid of accounts you don't use anymore or never did but set up?
- 6 simple ways to Improve the Security of Your Social Media Profiles
- 5 Social Media Rules for Teens and Tweens video
Completing this Quest
After watching the videos and reading the questions, discuss them with the class or in small groups. Answer them, share with the class, and write a reflection listing some things you learned from this activity, and some things to remember to share at home.
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Competencies and Standards
MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and
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
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