- What are some primary-friendly “scam scenarios” that you could use in the classroom for encouraging students to critically think about messages they receive? Create your own “fake scam” to share with the community so they can try and spot the tell-tale signs!
Primary friendly ‘scam-scenarios”
- Write up an example e-mail on the board. The subject of the e-mail is: YOU WON!! Write in the ‘e-mail’ about how the target student has won a free day off school. Include spelling errors and a fake voucher.
Talk to the students about why this is fake and what the tell-tale signs are for scam e-mails. Have a discussion with the class why it is always important never to click links in spam e-mails and never to reply to them.
- Checking for understanding: sending the e-mail.
Send your whole class the same e-mail: You Won!!! Dear 3ABC, u have won a free tukshop voucha *insert fake voucher here* Please see your teacher to redeem your voucha!!!!!
Obviously the e-mail is fake, there are spelling errors and a fake voucher included. With this fake e-mail, you will easily be able to pick the students who are still unaware of scam e-mails. These students will approach you for their free tuck shop voucher.
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