Private and Personal Information (3-5)

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Private and Personal Information (3-5)

How can you protect yourself from online identity theft?

As students visit sites that request information about their identity, they learn to adopt a critical inquiry process that empowers them to protect themselves and their families from identity theft. In this lesson, students learn to think critically about the user information that some websites request or require. They learn the difference between private information and personal information, distinguishing what is safe and unsafe to share online.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • learn about the benefits of sharing information online, but also about the safety and security risks of sharing certain types of information.
  • understand what type of information can put them at risk for identity theft and other scams.
  • distinguish between personal information, which is safe to share online, and private information, which is unsafe to share.

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade 3: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.3, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 4: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 5: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


ISTE NETS•S:

1b, 5a, 5b

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