March 26th, 2006
The Internet can be used for many wonderful activities, including talking to friends, learning about new things, and practicing skills like math problems. But the Internet is like a knife: use it the right way and its helpful, use it the wrong way and you can get hurt.
So let’s refresh our memories about Internet Safety. Do these things this week:
- Visit the links.
- Answer the questions in your Internet journal.
- Post a comment to this blog. You can work with your partner to come up with a comment.
- Reply to someone else’s comment. In other words, say something about one of the comments you read.
First, get your refresher Web License by clicking here: https://pbskids.org/license/
Next, go to Disney’s Surf Swell Island and test your Net safety knowledge: https://disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html
Answer these questions in your Internet journals:
- Why should you keep your last name, email address and phone number off the Web?
- What could happen if you post your email address or phone number on our class blog?
- What is it about the Internet that makes it easy for people to lie about who they are?
- How is using the Internet (with its good and bad) like swimming in the ocean? How is it like driving a car? (Think safety).
- What else did you learn about Internet safety?
Now post a comment about our Internet task this week. Talk about what you think about Internet safety, some of the dangers, or how to stay safe. Give your ideas or ask others in class a question about Internet safety.
If you have time, check out these links, too: