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!
When working with primary students, I feel the most important thing to get the point across to them is that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers are getting more creative with how they personalise targets to suit who they’re trying to catch out.
If they are trying to catch teenager-early adults from Adelaide, they may offer free tickets to the Royal Adelaide Show in exchange for details:
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE A WINNER!
YOU ARE OEN OF 5 PEOPLE TO WIN! GET IN QWICK!
To redeem, contact the boss of the Royal Adelaide Show at 0412345678 via messaging with your full name, address, date of birth and a email address.
By showing students that this is a problem that can occur locally, teachers are able to show students how they have to be proactive and on the lookout for potential scams during their usage of the internet.
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