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Online Safety - Lesson Plan (Grades 6-8)

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  • To further online safety education.
  • To promote safe and informed online behaviour through:
  • Encouraging youth to make safe, ethical and knowledge-based decisions online;
  • Helping youth to identify strategies and supports that are available to assist them with issues they may encounter online.

This lesson plan may be used by police officers and educators to discuss the topic of online safety with students in Grades 6-8. Group and individual-based activities, realistic scenarios, reference documents, important related resources, and handouts are provided to assist in the understanding of internet safety and the importance of making informed decisions online. Throughout the lesson plan, various topics are examined; the difference between risky and illegal online activity, Criminal Code of Canada sections that apply to online issues, and how to protect yourself if you are threatened with violence online.