Q4 Cyber Spy Game
Try the 21thing4students Interactive Cyber Security Smarts
Challenge embedded above, or use this Direct link.
In this Quest you and classmates will design your own Cyber Security Game. Your goal is to have the most points, or game-tokens.
The quiz at the top of this page presents you with different scenarios, with hints when you select the small "i" icon , and correct information when you select "Check". You can retry any question and learn from a correct or incorrect answer choice. This is an example for you and your class as you plan to create your own Cyber Spy game version.
I Can Statements
- understand risks to online security
- know strategies to deal with difficult situations
- be a good digital citizen, kind and caring
- demonstrate empathy and thoughtful behaviors
- know how to be cyber-smart
Hacker: A hacker is a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.
Spyware: Spyware is software that secretly lets someone else get information from your computing device without permission.
Security Patch: A security patch is an update, generally to the operating system, that adds new or improved security measures.
Security Settings: Settings are an option that enables users to set document properties such as privacy, sharing, and access.
Virus: A virus is a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
Password recommendation: A password recommendation is eight characters in combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols.
Pop-up ad: A pop-up ad is an advertisement that appears on the screen while a web page loads or after it has loaded.
Personal information: Personal information is information that can personally identify someone, such as their name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information.
Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary.
You can change the Quiz mode from Match to: Test, Learn, Flashcards, or Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode." Direct Link
1. Start by taking the Quiz at the top of this page.
2. Play this interactive Media Smarts "How cyber-savvy are you? " challenge. Click on the Start Cyber Security Quiz link that looks like this image.
3. Complete and add to each of these Slide Decks
- Risks & Scenarios: View the Risks and then create your own scenarios on the slides provided. Feel free to add additional risks and scenarios.
(Google slides, or PowerPoint)
- Cyber Tools: Review and add to this Cyber Tools deck
(Google slides, or PowerPoint)
4. Together, create your own Cyber Safety game in a small group or as a class project.
- Decisions: Will this be printed out, use a spinner or die, create a board game on poster board, or use an online board such as Flippity, or a coding program using Scratch or Minecraft?
- Create your characters: digital (meme, avatar, superhero) or a real physical one (drawing, clay, objects you glue together, 3D printed).
- Make up names for your game and characters.
- Decide on the player rules, points and name of your game.
- Some resources your group may wish to consider (check with your teacher):
Credit note: Credit for these ideas goes to the Media Smarts (Canada's Center for Digital Media and Literacy) for their "Winning the Cyber Security Game" lesson and ideas that inspired this activity.
Band Runner Cyber Safety Game (8-10 yr)
This is a very animated and interactive game that is noisy, so we recommend you use headphones when playing it. The game does not require a login nor account.
It was developed in the United Kingdom by ThinkUknow.co.uk for students between the ages of 8-10.
Link to the Game https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
Completing this Quest
Share your (our your group's) game design with classmates and your teacher. Explain some of the challenges and how you overcame them, and what you feel are important things you learned in the process about Cyber-safety.
Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap
Proceed to the next Quest – ID Theft Face-off Game
Competencies & Standards
MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and
2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property
Websites and Documents
- Band Runner Game from thinkuknow.co.uk
- How Cyber-Savvy are you? Mediasmarts Quiz
- Media Smarts Center for Digital Media and Literacy "Winning the Cyber Security Game" Lesson Plan
Videos from Outside Sources
- Design a Mini-Game in Minecraft (16:02) YouTube Sponsored by CORE
- Flippity How to Create Your Own Online Gameboard (6:55) YouTube
- How to Make a Scratch Game (36:45) YouTube Intermediate to Advanced Skills
21t4s Documents & Quizzes