Digital Privacy and Social Media
Digital Privacy and Social Media - Many of us are spending a lot of time online right now. The Internet can be a powerful tool for working and staying connected, but there can be some downsides to it, too. Today’s activities are about digital privacy and social media.

Today’s Activities

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Read and watch

Before you read the article, jot down some ideas you have about what you already know about digital privacy. Then write some questions you still have.

Read: What Do Kids Know About Online Privacy? More Than You Think

After reading the article, record some ideas you learned from the reading in this KWL chart (Know/Want/Learn).

Watch this link on BrainPOP about the Internet. Discuss the dangers and the positives with your student about the internet. 

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Graphing

Read What’s Going On in This Graph? | Internet Privacy Policies paying special attention to the infographic. Then write down or discuss with a family member the answers to these questions:

1. What do you notice? If you make a claim, tell us what you noticed that supports your claim.

2. What do you wonder? What are you curious about that comes from what you notice in the graph?

3. What’s going on in this graph? Write a catchy headline that captures the graph’s main idea.

Watch this BrainPOP clip about graphing.  Then use the following Google Slide to practice working with graphs.

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Social Emotional

Watch:  Teen Voices: Friendships and Social Media 

Discuss the video with someone at home.

  • What are the benefits of social media?
  • What are the problems or drawbacks
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Choose a video and work out with Coach K today!

First, have your child do some warm-up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backward), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push-ups, and sit-ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

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Social Media

Design your own “Social Media” account, on paper. Include a picture, age, current city, favorite food, animals, movies, games, places to visit, sports teams, superhero, songs. Don’t forget to include family. Here is a link to a template you can use, or create your own.

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