Know The Rules: Take A Friend
Know The Rules: Check First
- In the grades 3-5 assembly, Nettie and Webster, cyber-siblings, introduce
children to the WizzyWigs — characters that represent the possible dangers to
children online. Children learn rules to remember if they are confronted with
these dangers and are then tested on what they learned. Clicky "raps" up the
- Students watch the "Know the Rules" rap video. They discuss
checking first with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult before
going anywhere, helping anyone, accepting anything, getting into a car,
or leaving with anyone. Students practice what was discussed through
teacher-guided group skits.
Know The Rules: Tell People No
- Students watch the "Know the Rules" rap video and discuss the
importance of taking a friend with them when going places or playing
outside. They make individual map of their neighborhoods and highlight
a path to a favorite play area where they would take a friend with them
to be safer.
Know The Rules: Tell a Trusted Adult
- Students watch the "Know the Rules" rap video and discuss what to
do if someone tries to touch them in ways that make them feel scared,
uncomfortable, or confused. Students practice saying "NO" to
different scenarios and make posters to reinforce their right to stand
up for themselves.
UYN: Netsmartz Chat Abbreviation
- Students watch the "Know the Rules" rap video. They learn that it
is important to tell a parent, guardian, or other trusted adult if
anything happens to them. Students complete an activity page and list
details about three trusted adults in their lives.
UYN: The Boy Who Loved IM
- Students discuss what abbreviations are. They watch "UYN: The NetSmartz
Chat Abbreviation" and discuss UYN and other chat abbreviations. They
perform the UYN lyrics in small groups and make individual UYN posters
to hang at home.
UYN: Don't Open That File!
- Students play a game similar to the "telephone game." They watch "UYN:
The Boy Who Loved IM" and discuss the dangers of sharing personal
information online. They make stop signs to remind them to stop and
"Use Your NetSmartz."
UYN: The Password Rap 1
- Students discuss what viruses are, how quickly they can spread, and how
computer viruses can damage computers. They watch "UYN: Donâ€™t Open
That File." They review the main points and decode clues to find a
UYN: The Password Rap 2
- Students discuss how passwords are like keys and why it is important to have a password that isn't easy to guess.
UYN: The Password Rap 3
- Students discuss the concept of non-identifying information and basic ideas for what makes up a good password.
Meet the WizzyWigs
- Students learn more complex ways to create a strong password and review the importance of keeping a password private.
Which WizzyWig is Which?
- Students watch "Meet the WizzyWigs" and are introduced to possible
dangers on the Internet in the form of characters named the WizzyWigs.
Then they write and illustrate a story about one of the WizzyWigs.
Who's Your Friend on the Internet?
- Students participate in the "Which WizzyWig is Which?" activity to help
them review the WizzyWigs they previously "met." By holding up WizzyWig
pictures, children identify the WizzyWigs that correspond with various
Internet situations, testing their knowledge of Internet safety.
- Students watch "Who's Your Friend on the Internet?" and learn that
people are not always who they say they are on the Internet. Children
individually list things considered to be personal information and then
discuss them as a group.
- Students will watch the NSTeens
video "Profile Penalty" and
discuss online reputations and
responsibilities. They will write a
story illustrating the consequences
of posting something inappropriate
online and present that story in
PowerPoint using action buttons.
- Students will watch the NSTeens
video "Attitude Overdrive" and
discuss what to do when they
encounter "griefers" while playing
games online. They will make a fact
wheel to remind them how to deal