Q2 Danger! Step 1

6. Cyber Safety


1. Check with your teacher about working alone or with a partner for this activity.

2. Play this YouTube video "Protecting Reputations Online" (2:30) that you will use with this activity.

Protecting Reputations Online (2:30)

Protecting Yourself and Others Online

3. Check with your teacher about these activity choices:

  • A. Use a slide deck activity where you respond to prompts and add graphics or images that support your response.
  • B. Create a Poster with Tech or Low-Tech

Be creative, demonstrate your knowledge, and cite your sources if you use images.

A. Slide Deck Activity

Download or make a copy of the 6.Q2 Protecting Yourself and Others Online Slide Deck.

  • Add your initials or name and save it to your file space.
  • Follow the directions in the slide deck to complete the activity. You may wish to replay the video as you add responses and images to the slides.

B. Poster Activity

Use the information you learned from the video, Protecting Reputations Online (2:30).

There are two options for creating your poster:

  • Low-tech: Draw your own or print out some copyright-free images and paste them on paper, use markers, etc. to make a poster, take a picture of it and share with your teacher per instructions. 
  • Techie: Use a word-processing tool (Google docs, Microsoft Office/365, or other) and include free images and add headline fonts or other features.

Here is a Poster Rubric for you to use when creating your poster.

Check with your teacher. They may have an educational account with a poster-making web site with specific directions for you. (e.g.; Canva)

FYI: Additional sites for copyright-free images are listed below in the Additional Resources section. In addition, you may want to add music from Mobygratis.


4. Take the online Internet Safety Guidelines Quiz and then participate in a class discussion about ways to stay safe online.

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

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
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations