QTS_Unit 4_Question 1

Question 1: What are some student-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!


Understanding how to protect oneself from cyber attacks is an integral part in teaching students how to use mobile devices safely and usefully. Teens are always easiest preys because of their lack of experience. To cheat them, scammers commonly use the following approaches:

  • Try to gain trust by claiming to be from a well-known business or impersonating a known contact
  • Suggest their own verification procedures, like going to websites they have created or calling numbers they provide to you
  • Appeal to your emotions by triggering an emotional response (e.g. excitement) to get what they want
  • Create a sense of urgency to get you to make decisions without thinking


So, when students receive an unknown link, they should not click or leave any personal information. The picture below is maybe the most common type of fake scam.


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