In an effort to promote smart online choices, students focused on strategies to avoid Spam and never clicking on a ‘pop-up’ ad.
Even though Elementary students’ email accounts are on a ‘Restrict Delivery’ mode, (school email cannot send to or receive emails from outside of the school domain ‘gemsdaa.net’), this will not always be the case. Plus, many students have mobile phones and personal email accounts. As a result, we spoke to students about staying safe online regarding Spam emails and pop-up ads.
Based upon Common Sense Media lesson ‘You’ve Won a Prize!’ objectives: Spam, how to deal with it and to also never click on a pop-up, we discussed strategies. These included not opening up emails if the sender is unknown, never give out personal information especially to an unknown entity and listen to your common sense. Additionally students are strongly encouraged to speak with their parents regarding strategies for keeping safe online.