Could Your Face Go Viral?
This short animated video from Common Sense Media helps explain the concept of a digital footprint. It’s better for middle schoolers, as it may be a little too basic for high school students. Show it before reading "Could Your Face Go Viral?" to help teens better understand the topic before the discussion and activities start.
Ashley VanPevenage, who is featured in our online safety story, has posted several videos on YouTube, including her initial response to her photo going viral and others starring supporters of the #CureTheHate movement. Seeing the videos of Ashley will emphasize how hurtful online bullying can be.
Common Sense Media has a 6-minute video exploring the concept of online privacy to children. For even more guidance on teaching this subject, be sure to check out their full digital citizenship curriculum for grades 6 through 8 and 9 through 12.
You can also go to Common Sense Media for more information on the latest privacy settings
How far are you willing to go to drive home an important lesson? This teacher posted a photo of herself on the internet to prove a point—and it quickly went viral!
Help your students create a list of guidelines that they can follow whenever they use the internet. The Choices Ideabook has a fantastic lesson plan to take you through each step.