Secure the Network (Gr. 5-7)

Topics: Cyber Scams, Cyber Security, Personal Data, Oversharing, Responsible Practices

In this activity, participants will learn how cybercriminals attempt to steal information from unsuspecting users using various online and offline scams. After learning about different ways cybercriminals use clickbait and phishing strategies, participants will use their knowledge to become cyber detectives. Participants will leave with strategies that they can use to be proactive about various threats when online.

This activity is part of a series in the cyber smart education suite which includes; Digital Citizenship and You, Being Online, Web Detective, Netiquette, Crack the Code and Secure the Network. These activities have been developed for in-person delivery, including suggestions for virtual settings or settings with low/no access to technology. Explore Actua’s Cyber Smart Educator Handbook to learn how you can bring cyber smart education into your teaching context.

Activity Write Up

Secure the Network