8th Grade Lessons

Each of the six lessons has a presentation, a student handout, a lesson quiz and a full lesson plan. Please go through the presentation with your students. The other resources are optional.

All lesson materials are made available from www.commonsense.org/educators

Lesson 1: Digital Media and Your Brain

How does digital media try to hook you, and what can you do about it?

Lesson 2: Being Aware of What You Share

How can you protect your privacy when you're online?

Lesson 3: Social Media and Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities

How does using social media affect our digital footprints?

Lesson 4: Sexting and Relationships

What are the potential consequences of sexting?

Lesson 5: Responding to Online Hate Speech

How should you respond to online hate speech?

Lesson 6: This Just In!

How should we react to breaking news?