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Secondary Framework

(Common Sense Media Curriculum)


Finding Balance in a Digital World - How do we balance digital media use in our lives?

Don't Feed the Phish- How can you protect yourself from phishing?

Who Are You Online? - What are the benefits and drawbacks of presenting yourself in different ways online?

Chatting Safely Online - How do you chatsafely with people you meet online?

Digital Drama Unplugged - How can you de-escalate digital drama so it doesn't go too far?

Finding Credible News - How do we find credible information on the internet?


My Media Use: A Personal Challenge - What is your strategy for finding media balance?

Big, Big Data  - How do companies collect and use data about you?

The Power of Digital Footprints - What is a digital footprint, and what does yours convey?

My Social Media Life  - How does social media affect our relationships?

Upstanders and Allies: Taking Action Against Cyberbullying  - How can you respond when cyberbullying occurs?

The Four Factors of Fair Use - What rights to fair use do you have as a creator? 


Digital Media and Your Brain - How does digital media try to hook you, and what can you do about it?

Being Aware of What You Share - How can you protect your privacy when you're online? 

Social Media and Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities  - How does using social media affect our digital footprints?

Sexting and Relationships  - What are the risks and potential consequences of sexting?

Responding to Online Hate Speech - How should you respond to online hate speech? 

This Just In!  - How should we react to breaking news? 


My Digital Life Is Like …  - What is the role of digital media in our lives?

The Big Data Dilemma  - What are the benefits and drawbacks of online tracking?

Protecting Online Reputations  - How can you respect the privacy of others online? 

Chatting and Red Flags -  How can you tell when an online relationship is risky?

What You Send in "That Moment When …"  - How can we act with empathy and positivity when we're online?

Hoaxes and Fakes - How can you avoid being fooled by fake videos and other information online? 


Social Media and How You Feel  - How can you use social media in a way that feels positive and healthy? 

Risk Check for New Tech - What privacy risks do new technologies present, and how do we decide if they're worth it? 

Curated Lives  - How can I create a social media presence that represents the real me?

Rewarding Relationships - How can I make sure my relationships are positive and healthy?

Countering Hate Speech Online - How can we counter online hate speech and xenophobia?

Challenging Confirmation Bias -  How can we challenge our own confirmation bias?


Can Media Be Addictive? - Are we addicted to our devices, and, ifso, are companies to blame? 

How Young Is Too Young for Social Media?  - At what age should people be allowed to use social media?

Who's Looking at Your Digital Footprint?  - How can information you post online affect your future opportunities?

Connecting with Digital Audiences  - How can we use code-switching to enhance our communication with online audiences? 

Online Disinhibition and Cyberbullying  - How does online disinhibition sometimes lead to cyberbullying?

Clicks for Cash  - How does internet advertising contribute to the spread of misinformation? 


The Health Effects of Screen Time  - Can screen time be bad for us?

Debating the Privacy Line  - Should the government have access to all your social media and cell phone data?

The Change You Want to See -  How can you create a digital footprint that showcases your purpose?

We Are Civil Communicators  - How can we communicate with civility online?

Should Online Hate Speech Be Censored?  - Should online hate speech be censored?

Filter Bubble Trouble  - How can filter bubbles limit the information we're exposed to?

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