In this Quest you will test out your Cyber Shield skills.  This is the first time you get a chance to make sure you will be able to open the Cyber Safe.

I Can Statements

  • be safe on the Internet
  • be a good digital citizen
  • understand online and email etiquette
  • ​be polite while communicating with others on the Internet


Hacker: a person that uses a digital device (computer, cellphone, other) that gets into (hacks) other devices or data online without permission and is frequently stealing some information.

Spyware: software that secretly let’s someone else get information from your computing device without permission.

Settings: programs built into your browsers or devices that let you set different controls, such as privacy, sharing, and access.

Security Patch: software programs frequently find errors and send out a security patch to fix the problem.

Virus: like a human cold, something (code) that can infect your device if it isn’t caught and deleted, or blocked

Password recommendation: 8 or characters in combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols

Pop-up ads: a small window that opens on your device that is online advertising that suddenly appears and tries to get you to click it

Personal information: Your name, social security number, phone number, address, credit card number, school ID, school name, photo


1. Play the The Case of the Cyber Criminal (Game). It is flash-based and may not play properly if your computing device cannot display flash or isn't updated to the correct version.

Alternative or bonus: Take the interactive Media Smarts "How cyber-savvy are you? " challenge. Click on the Start Cyber Security Quiz link that looks like this imagecybersecurityquizicon.

2. Using a word processing program (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Evernote, etc.), list at least five online tips to help you stay cyber safe.

Completing this Quest

Save the tips in your File Space and submit the file as instructed by your teacher.

Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

Proceed to the next Quest – ID Theft Faceoff Game

Websites and Applications

Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

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

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.