Welcome to the 12th Grade Internet Safety Week Mini-Lesson Page.
Lesson 1: Meeting Offline | Lesson 2: Social Media and College Application | | Lesson 3: Can Social Media Work in Your Favour? | Lesson 4: Leveraging Your Social Media Accounts





Lesson 1: Meeting Offline


Watch the following video:


Discussion:

Let's face it we all meet people we don't know online through social networks, gaming sites and more.
Talk to those around you about people you meet online.

Use these questions to guide your discussion.
  • How do they portray themselves?
  • Are they people who you might want to meet and hang out with offline?
  • Do you think they are really who they say they are? Are you?
  • Can they be trusted?
  • Would you ever consider meeting up with a person you met online, in person?
  • What are the potential dangers in doing this?



Lesson 2: Social Media and College Application



Can your online activity affect your college and employment applications?
Watch the video and go through the related article with a friend or two.



Lesson 3: Can Social Media Work in Your Favour?


Do you believe that social media may be helpful when it comes to university applications?

Watch the video below.


Think back to the previous lessons this week and consider the ways in which you could leverage Social Media to sell to market yourself to the universities and colleges you plan on applying to.

Share some ideas with your class.

Lesson 4: Leveraging Your Social Media Accounts

(Practical work on student devices) Please ensure that you have requested that Facebook be open for this lesson.)

Reflect
Which social media accounts do you use?
Which of these accounts are currently an asset and which are not?
What kind of changes could you make, based on the prior lessons, to ensure that your social media accounts work for you?

Practical Work
Use your devices to review and tweak your social media accounts. This back to the advice from prior lessons. Begin building a positive online presence which will work in your favour.