Networks and Life

Enduring Understanding

Computer networks can be used to connect people to other people, places, information, and ideas. The Internet enables people to connect with others worldwide through many different points of connection.Connecting devices to a network or the Internet provides great benefit, care must be taken to use authentication measures, such as strong passwords, to protect devices and information from unauthorized access. People use computing technology in ways that can help or hurt themselves or others. Harmful behaviors, such as sharing private information and interacting with strangers, should be recognized and avoided.




 

Essential Questions

  • What is a network?
  • How do people connect and exchange info?
  • How do I stay safe online? Why do we need passwords?
  • How should I behave online? How do we protect and work respectfully?






Core Concepts:

  • Network and Internet (Cybersecurity)
  • Impacts of Computing (Social Interaction; Safety, Law and Ethics)

CSTA Standards

1A-NI-04 Explain what passwords are and why we use them, and use strong passwords to protect devices and information from unauthorized access. (P7.3)
Learning to protect one's device or information from unwanted use by others is an essential first step in learning about cybersecurity. Students are not required to use multiple strong passwords. They should appropriately use and protect the passwords they are required to use.
1A-IC-18 Keep login information private, and log off of devices appropriately. (P7.3)
People use computing technology in ways that can help or hurt themselves or others. Harmful behaviors, such as sharing private information and leaving public devices logged in should be recognized and avoided.
1A-IC-17 Work respectfully and responsibly with others online. (P2.1)
Online communication facilitates positive interactions, such as sharing ideas with many people, but the public and anonymous nature of online communication also allows intimidating and inappropriate behavior in the form of cyberbullying. Students could share their work on blogs or in other collaborative spaces online, taking care to avoid sharing information that is inappropriate or that could personally identify them to others. Students could provide feedback to others on their work in a kind and respectful manner and could tell an adult if others are sharing things they

Related Resources and Toolkits

Sample Lessons

Lesson 1-2: Going place safely

Lesson 3-4: Your Digital Footprint

Lesson 5-6: Password


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