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Level: Grades 5 and 6
Author: Emmanuelle Erny-Newton, Media Education Specialist, MediaSmarts
Production of this lesson has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Government of Canada
Duration: One hour per activity
With the layering of identity through the use of nicknames and avatars, as well as a sense of anonymity, it is easy for young people to sometimes forget that real people-with real feelings-are at the heart of online conversations. In this lesson, students are provided with opportunities to explore this concept and discuss the importance of using empathy and common sense when talking to others online.
Students will demonstrate:
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.
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