Required Cybersafety Lessons for Mason County Schools

Mason County Schools will use Common Sense Media lessons approved by the WVDE for CIPA and ERATE Compliance

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  • Teachers in Grades K-5 are required to teach 1 lesson
  • Teachers in Grades 6-8 are required to teach 2 lessons
  • Teachers in Grades 9-12 are required to teach 1 lesson
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Going Places Safely

Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but that they need to follow certain rules to remain safe.

The Power of Words

Students consider that they may get online messages from other kids that can make them feel angry, hurt, sad, or fearful. They explore ways to handle cyberbullying if it happens.

Trillion Dollar Footprint

Students learn that they have a digital footprint and that this information can be searched; copied and passed on, but that they can take some control based on what they post online.

Private Today, Public Tomorrow

Students reflect on their responsibility to protect the privacy of others when posting information about them online.

Sending Email

Students explore how they can use email to communicate with real people within their schools, families, and communities

Digital Citizenship Pledge

Students work together to outline common expectations in order to build a strong digital citizenship community. Each member of the class signs a We the Digital Citizens Pledge.

Cyberbullying Crossing the Line

Students learn to distinguish good-natured teasing from cyberbullying.

Risky Online Relationships

Students think critically about developing relationships with people online.

Show Respect Online

Students explore what cyberbullying means and what they can do when they encounter it. Students learn about in-person and online communications, and how to write good emails.

Safe Online Talk

Students consider scenarios in which they might feel uncomfortable or encounter inappropriate talk or behavior online. They learn to recognize online predators and rules for online safety.

What Me Should I Be?

 Students learn that presenting themselves in different ways online carries both benefits and risks.

College Bound

Students learn that everything they or anyone else posts about them online becomes part of a public online presence known as a digital footprint.

Talking Safely Online

Students learn that the Internet is a great place to develop rewarding relationships. But they also learn not to reveal private information to a person they know only online.

Scams & Schemes

Students learn strategies for guarding against identity theft and scams that try to access their private information online.

Cyberbullying: Be Understanding

Students learn about the difference between being a passive bystander versus a brave upstander in cyberbullying situations.

Taking Perpectives on Cyberbullying

Students learn about the dynamics of online cruelty and how it affects all of the people involved.

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