ONLINE PREDATORS LESSON Grades 5-6 OBJECTIVES • Become aware of ways online predators attract young people. • Identify “dangerous behavior" that attract predators. • Learn how to respond to possible predators. • How to recognize warning signs. AMY’S CHOICE VIDEO Click image to link to video (3min:50sec) AT THE MALL, WOULD YOU. . . • Pass out cards to everyone with your address on it? • Give your cell phone number to strangers? • Share your parents’ credit card numbers to strangers? • Hand out party invitations to friends with your address and phone number on it? How is this different? TOP 5 Dangerous Behaviors That Attract Predators Making contact with people through many different online web sites or social networks Talking suggestively or flirting with strangers Allowing strangers to be part of their “friend’s” list Making rude comments online Intentionally visiting inappropriate sites PREDATORS Who are you really talking to? Do not share too much. Do not believe everything you see and read. Never give out personal information. Use a nickname. Know your gaming partner. Never meet in person. WARNING SIGNS of being a victim of an online predator. . . Someone tries to separate you from your family or friends. You begin to turn against your parents. You start to keep secrets. You find yourself sending unacceptable materials or talking about inappropriate subjects. You feel threatened or uncomfortable. VIDEO Tracking Teresa Click image to link to video (4min:59sec) REMEMBER THE 4 R’S Recognize practices used by online predators. Refuse to give out personal information. Respond exit the program, log off or turn off the computer… Report anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. WHAT WE LEARNED • Ways online predators attract young people. • “Dangerous behavior" that attract predators. • How to respond to possible predators. • How to recognize warning signs. RESOURCES "Underwater Scene Background." TemplatesWise.com. Web. 28 Apr 2011. <http://www.templateswise.com/detail/link-75.html>. "10 Things to teach your teen about car maintenance." SheKnows. Web. 28 Apr 2011. <http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/821823/10-things-toteach-your-teen-about-car-maintenance>. "Real Life Stories: Tracking Teresa." Netsmartz. Web. 28 Apr 2011. <http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories/TrackingTeresa>. "Real Life Stories: Amy's Choice." Netsmartz. Web. 28 Apr 2011. <http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories/AmysChoice>. Flores, Jessica. "Internet Safety." Flipchart 10-Nov-2010. 11. Promethean Planet. Web. 27 Apr 2011. <http://www.prometheanplanet.com/enus/Resources/Item/67056/internet-safety>.