Internet Safety Graphic Comic Book Assignment

This week we are going to use our photographs to tell a story. The story we are going to tell is how students can practice INTERNET safety. Many students use computers in school where hopefully dangerous things are blocked. But as we all know not all filtering programs filter every thing. In addition many students use computers at home which may not have blocks and parents may be unaware of the dangers that are on the INTERNET your assignment this week is to research the topic and create a one page spread in a graphic comic book style to teach students how to surf the INTERNET safely

Sample graphic novel image

COMIC BOOK ADVICE: The Henry County schools in Virginia created a comic book for students that emphasizes online-safety tips and proper cyber behavior.—Courtesy of Melany Reeves Stowe/Henry County Schools

Serial vs. Graphic comic styles

Graphic Comics Tips and Layouts

Article about creating a graphic comic book
Graphic comics
Bubbles for your page
How To Make Drop Shadows

Internet Safety Articles

**Internet Safety Tips for Kids** and Teens
FBI Internet Safety tips
Parents-**Safety Tips for Kids**
Kidsnewsroom's **Tips** on **Internet Safety** for **Kids** and Parents!

Process Week One Photograph and design layout 50% (40% group work 10% your participation)

  1. Discuss assignment and decide on what you will illustrate, check with Mrs. k if that subject is available
  2. Plan your layout and decide how many shots you will need for your page
  3. Set up and take shots
  4. Create script for your page (what will
    the characters say) Make sure it relates to your message
  5. Divide the workload with all in your group
  6. If you are having issues with your group or you have any problems(broken camera etc) you need to see me early on in the week

Week two Continue Photography and create layout and publish page 50 %(40% group work 10% your participation)

  1. Start and finish layout this week
  2. Re-shoot images that need to be fixed
  3. Insert bubbles for script
  4. When finished print out 10 copies we will collate everyone’s work so you can each have a copy
  5. If you are having issues with your group or you have any problems(broken camera etc) you need to see me early on in the week

Groups and assignments

Internet Survival Tips for Kids and Teens

Reprinted from common sense media at this page

  1. Jesus/Shawna Never give any personal information to anyone you meet on-line. That means first or last names, phone numbers (they can be used to track down you home), passwords, birth dates or years, or credit card information.
  2. Audrey/Kelly Never meet up with anyone you don't already know. Don't tell anyone your schedule; don't say where you'll be hanging out. No party announcements. People are often not who they say they are. It's true: 1 in 5 kids will be sexually solicited on-line.
  3. Tom /Zoe Don't fill out any "fun" questionnaires that are forwarded to you, even if they're from your friends. Remember, you're in a world where everything can get forwarded. All those personal things about you could land in the hands of someone who could use them to harm you.
  4. Tonya/Courtney Make sure you know everyone on your buddy list. If you haven't met the people face-to-face, they may not be who they pretend to be. Also, Instant Messaging strangers is an invasion of their privacy.
  5. Erich You do not have to answer emails or IMs from people you don't know. As a matter of fact, you shouldn't. Who knows who they are? Even if they say they're "David's friend," David could be a lucky guess. "Kids" you meet in chat rooms may actually be creepy adults.
  6. Harly/Carly There's no such thing as "private" on the Internet. You may think so, but it's not true. People can find anything they want — and keep what you post — forever.
  7. Lauren/Kathryn Be careful about posting pictures of yourself (if you must, don't post sexy ones or ones showing behavior you wouldn't want your mom, teacher, boss, or potential college adviser to see). Just because an older sibling has posted snaps on a site doesn't make it a smart or a safe idea. Pictures with identifiers like where you go to school can be shopping lists for on-line predators and other creeps.
  8. Lauren/Kathryn Don't send pictures of other people. Forwarding an embarrassing picture of someone else is a form of bullying. How would you like it if someone did that to you?
  9. Pauline Don't download content without your parents' permission. Many sites have spy-ware that will damage your computer. Other sites have really inappropriate content. Your parents can check your computer's URL history, so you can't hide where you've been.
  10. Doreen Never share your password with anyone but your parents.

Work sheet for grading