"My Online Code" Lesson 9th Grade Internet Safety
This lesson meets the following Virginia SOL guidelines:
C/T 9-12.5Make responsible decisions—grounded in knowledge of digital safety and security best practices—that pertain to various digital communication tools and methods.
A.Discuss and debate appropriate legal, ethical, and responsible behaviors concerning information and technology.
  • Investigate current issues related to legal, ethical, and responsible use of various types of technology and information.
B.Model appropriate legal, ethical, and responsible behaviors when using information and technology.
  • Use best practices for online safety as defined by the division’s online safety program.
  • Demonstrate responsible behavior, such as using strong passwords and avoiding high-risk activities.
  • Model responsible behavior when using technology tools and software as well as various types of networks. 
  • Identify personal responsibilities in virtual relationships and demonstrate an understanding of the connection to legal, ethical, and responsible behavior.
  • Identify positive and negative uses of social media and develop strategies to avoid risky or negative situations as well as how to report such situations to authorities. 
C/T 9-12.6 Exhibit personal responsibility for appropriate, legal, and ethical conduct.
A. Demonstrate an understanding of “fair use” and copyright law.
  • Apply knowledge of “fair use” and copyright law when developing presentations, products, and papers.
  • Identify copyright laws that impact student work.
B. Respectfully collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to an electronic community of learning.
  • Demonstrate advocacy for and a personal commitment to respectful online interaction.
  • Contribute in various ways to an online community.
  • Model respect for the privacy of others.
Please use the following link to guide you through this lesson.
Teacher Lesson Guide
  • Review the videos needed for this lesson.  They can be found on the "Teacher Lesson Guide" page linked above.
  • There are also teacher lesson plan materials and student handouts found on the page above.  Review these as well before beginning your lesson.

If you have any questions contact your school's ITRT for help.

Below is an assessment for you to review with your class once you have completed the lesson.  Please go over this assessment with your class and review the answers with them.


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