Social Media Privacy Settings and Election Hacking (upper)

Video (3:08)

Discussion Questions:

    1. What are all the social media websites you’ve used and have accounts on?
    2. Do you allow social media websites to have access to your email contacts?
    3. Why might Facebook users want to change their default privacy settings?
    4. Have you adjusted your privacy settings on any social media accounts, and if so, how have you changed them?
    5. Do social media websites and targeted advertising pose a danger to democratic governments?

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Posting Pictures Online (intermediate)

Video (2:24)

Discussion Questions

  1. What age and grade do you think students at our school are starting to use photo and video sharing social media websites?
  2. Does SnapChat make sharing risky photos seem safer? Why is this or is this not true?
  3. Why is it a bad idea to share a photo of yourself in your swimsuit online?
  4. Who are trusted adults you can talk to if someone sends you an inappropriate photo?

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Say No to “Sexting” (upper)

Video (2:23)

Discussion Questions:

    1. Obviously MySpace isn’t popular now like it was in 2014 when this video was created, but other social media websites are. What social media websites do you use the most and do you think other teens at our school are using most to share photos and videos?
    2. What age and grade do you think students at our school are starting to use photo and video sharing social media websites?
    3. Does SnapChat make sharing risky photos seem safer? Why is this or is this not true?
    4. Who are trusted adults you can talk to if someone sends you an inappropriate photo?
    5. How common is sharing “sexting photos” among students at our school?
    6. What are the best and most persuasive ways to influence other students NOT to share “sexting photos?”

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Password Advice and Password Managers (upper)

Video (3:15)

Discussion Questions

  1. Do you personally know anyone who has been hacked or had their identity stolen?
  2. Why is it a bad idea to use the same password on multiple websites and why do so many people do it?
  3. What is a password manager and why is it a good idea to use one?
  4. What password manager do you use or do you know about that others use?
  5. Who among your family members and friends needs to start using a password manager?

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More Resources

If asked about password managers to recommend, as of August 2017 LifeHacker recommends five:

  1. LastPass
  2. 1Password
  3. Dashlane
  4. KeePass
  5. RoboForm

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What is Personal Information? (intermediate)

Video (2:41)

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some good reasons for using a screen name instead of your real name on social media websites?
  2. What real situations can you imagine when it could be dangerous to share your personal information online?
  3. Why could it be dangerous or bad to share your birthdate online?

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What is Personal Information? (lower)

Video (2:22)

Discussion Questions:

  1. How is your personal information like a castle?
  2. Who are trusted adults in your life?
  3. Why is your phone number important to keep secret from strangers?
  4. How can you identify a stranger to whom you should not give personal information?
  5. Why is it important to memorize your parents’ cell phone number?

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