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This lesson is crucial in educating teens about engaging in unsafe and risky online behaviours, and debunks common myths about online predators.
- Suitable for age 15
- 60 minutes + project work
What's in this lesson?
Students will be able to:
- Develop an understanding that people may not be who they say they are online and identify the realities of catfishing
- Identify examples of unsafe or risky behaviours in the digital world and their potential consequences.
- Understand common myths and misconceptions related to online predators and its implications on society
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Catfishing is when someone pretends to be someone else online by using a fake identity, often with the intention of deceiving others. This can include using fake profile pictures, names, and personal information to create a false persona.
Unsafe or Risky Behaviour
Unsafe or risky behaviours online refer to actions that can potentially expose someone to harm, such as sharing personal information with strangers, clicking on suspicious links, or engaging in inappropriate communication.
Myths of Online Predators
Myths of online predators are false beliefs or misconceptions that people may have about strangers who use the internet to harm others, such as the belief that all online predators are old men or that they can only be found on specific websites.
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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