The Grade 4 Unit explores, by way of video and associated lessons, two fictional Grade 4 students at Rose Vine Public School, Priya and Anthony, who are holding a mock newscast for a class project. The newscast includes correspondent interviews, viewer emails, expert commentary and video footage. Breaking news coverage includes issues of netiquette (What is it? Why is it important? When should it be used?), cyberbullying (how to recognize it and what to do about it), and protecting information that is posted online (how to create a safe password and keep personal information private and secure).
- Cyberbullying (online) vs. Bullying (offline)
- Passwords – keeping them private
- Information posted online – it can live forever and be difficult to delete