PHISHING & SCAMS
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This lesson teaches students to develop responsible and safe digital citizens by learning about curiosity baiting, tempting offers, and scarcity in relation to phishing and scams.
- Suitable for age 12
- 60 minutes + project work
What's in this lesson?
Students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the concept of curiosity baiting in relation to phishing and scams, and demonstrate how to avoid clicking on links or opening attachments in suspicious emails that use this tactic.
- Recognize and explain how tempting or "too good to be true" offers are used to lure individuals into phishing and scamming attempts.
- Explain the concept of scarcity in relation to phishing and scams, and describe how to avoid making rash decisions in response to limited-time offers or urgent messages.
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This is when scammers use something interesting or mysterious to grab your attention and get you to click on a link or download a file.
Also known as “Too Good to be True” offers. Scammers might make you an offer that sounds too good to be true in order to trick you into giving them your personal information or money.
Scammers might use the idea of scarcity to make you feel like you need to act fast in order to get a good deal or avoid missing out on something important.
Introduction (5 min)
Define the Keywords (15 min)
Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
Project Work (duration as needed)
Key Takeaways (10 min)
Included in this Lesson
- Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player
- Lesson plan for teachers
- Printable handouts for students
- Assessment rubric for project based learning
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