Internet Safety: Gaming Safety - Navigating the Digital Realm Safely For 8-12

Amy Maruska, BS in ECE Elementary Ed, M.Ed, STEAM
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(195)
Online Gaming Safety Class: Equip kids aged 8-12 with essential skills to stay secure while gaming. Privacy, communication, and more are covered for safe online fun!

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Beginner Level
1. Understand Account Security: By the end of the class, students should be able to create strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication for their gaming accounts.
2. Privacy Savvy: Students should know how to adjust privacy settings on gaming platforms to protect their personal information.
3. Safe Communication: Teach kids to recognize and avoid talking to strangers online, and how to report and block unwanted communication.
4. Positive In-Game Behavior: Foster good sportsmanship, encouraging students to be respectful and kind to fellow players.
5. Time Management: Help students set time limits for gaming sessions and promote the importance of breaks and diverse activities.
6. Content Awareness: Ensure that kids can identify age-appropriate content and understand how to report inappropriate material.
7. Parental Involvement: Encourage open communication between students and their parents or guardians about online gaming experiences.
8. Cybersecurity Awareness: Teach kids to recognize and avoid online scams, phishing attempts, and the importance of software updates.
9. Online Etiquette: Promote positive online behavior and responsible gaming.
10. Empowerment: The ultimate goal is for students to feel confident and safe while enjoying online gaming, knowing how to protect themselves and seek help if needed.
I am a licensed teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. I also hold a Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with STEAM Integration and a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning. I have 19 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Students will be assessed in class through discussion, polls, and mini quizzes.
Grades Offered
no materials needed
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Meet the teacher

Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(195)
Hello! My name is Amy.
I am so happy to see that you are interested in my classes.
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I am so excited about online learning and teaching. My passions encompass education, communications, and technology! Of course, you... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 20 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-12
3-9 learners per class

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