Greetings, Teachers!

Information Security is a serious topic that needs to be included in the curriculum of every classroom that uses a computer. It is important for teachers, administrators, and technology coordinators to be fluent on this topic in order to protect the integrity of school records, student information, and institution credibility. But, it is EQUALLY important that the students understand the basics of information security in order to protect themselves, their work, and school environment.

By introducing the topic of information security in your classroom, you will be helping your students to learn the skills that they will need to succeed in the 21st century. It is important to open a dialogue with the students and engage them in activities that present the principles of information security in a relevant and fun forum.

So, now that we all want to include information security as a topic in our classroom...How do we implement these ideas? The CERIAS K-12 Outreach Program understands that time is a critical and limited resource for teachers. Due to this, we are in the process of compiling a series of resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. The target audience for these materials is identified along with the specific topic. Also, keep in mind that any of these materials can easily be modified to fit both older and younger audiences.

The topics of these lessons are listed below. For your convenience, the materials are available in standard formats (pdf, zip, html, etc). The pdf files can be opened with a free Acrobat reader from Adobe, the Zip files with WinZip and the html with any browser.

Lessons for all grade levels

Internet Magic: A Brief Security Guide for Teachers - Presentation

This presentation is used to help teachers to identify more secure methods of using the Internet. Topics included: searching the WWW, site credibility, and general integration principles.
Licking the Security Stamp - Presentation

This presentation highlights basic security measures for use with e-mail, simple encryption, password selection, and SPAM. Targeted at teachers, these slides offer a great stepping stone for security discussions.
Conquering the Textbook Syndrome - Presentation

This is the tech integration workshop from SchoolTech Expo.
Information Security Boot Camp - Presentation

Presentation at Webnet 2001.
Privacy Primer - Presentation

Presentation in EDFA 609: Legal Issues in American Education.
Copyright and - Presentation

This presentation covers the basic concept of copyright and its relation to educators. Also included is a section on ""
Using Moral Development Theory to Teach K-12 Cyber Ethics - Presentation

Presented at SITE 2002
Viruses - Presentation

This 30 minute presentation and activity provides the basic fundamentals of malicious code and offers a useful resource for future edification.
Viruses and Firewalls - Presentation

This is a brief presentation on viruses and firewalls.
Information Security Basics - Lesson Plan

This collection of resources is a great way to introduce your students to the basics of information security, which includes case studies, tutorials, and guided readings. NOTE: This is a "zipped" or compressed document. Follow the instructions above.
Cryptology - Presentation

This presentation teaches the basics of cryptology and provides examples of how to use this exciting interdisciplinary topic in Social Studies, Science, English and Math.
Web Site Evaluation - Presentation

This presentation addresses how Web site evaluation can be used to teach higher-order thinking skills and covers why, where, when and how the skill of Web site evaluation should be taught to students.
Site Credibility - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan helps students to sharpen their higher-order thinking skills by teacying them how to critically evalulate Web sites.

Lessons for grades K-5

Email Security and Netiquette - Lesson Plan

Prepared by educator, Mary Farrell, this folder contains excellent resources for addressing this topic in a professional development setting. NOTE: Materials could also be modified for student use as well!
Using kid-Friendly Search Engines by Sam Perdue - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by Sam Perdue contains information about using kid friendly search engines.
Cryptology for Intermediate Students by Joe Kallok - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by Joe Kallok is on the topic of cryptology. It discusses codes and encryptions.
Dr. Detective by Greg Hubbard - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by Greg Hubbard entails information about viruses and worms of cyberspace.
Site Credibility by Krista Perdue - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by Krista Perdue demonstrates evaluation of website reliability.
Site Credibility by Terry Sharp - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by Terry Sharp displays evaluation of web pages for validity and effectiveness.
Safe Passwords by Marsha Greenwood-Logsdon - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by Marsha Greenwood-Logsdon is about the understanding of the need for home security and computer security.
Practical Guidelines Computer Use by Yvonne S. Whelan - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by Yvonne S. Whelan demonstrate proper methods for logging out and shutting down computers and proper handling of headphones and mice.
Internet Ethics and Safety Scavenger Hunt - Lesson Plan

This is a Scavenger Hunt covering Internet Ethics and Safety topics for children.
Privacy Scavenger Hunt - Lesson Plan

This is a Scavenger Hunt for children regarding internet privacy.

Lessons for grades 6-12

Ethics and MP3's: A WebQuest - Lesson Plan

This lesson, designed and developed by Hans Aagard, addresses the ethical issues surrounding file-sharing. Students are encouraged to investigate this very current issue from the perspectives of a music industry executive, a musician, a record store owner, and a high school student.
The Great Eggscape, Part II: The Foo Yung Rescue - Lesson

This lesson is a follow-up activity to the Indiana 2016 Einstein's Day Event. This lesson uses cryptography and steganography to tie together subject areas for the middle school audience.
From Paper Clips to Software: Understanding Cyber Ethics - Lesson Plan

This lesson offers educators an opportunity to identify and discuss the concept of cyber ethics and appropriate use with their students. Case studies, engaging activities, and student led discussion are all components of the plan.
Cyber Ethics Lesson Collection - Lesson Plan

Many kids have acquired technical skills but do they understand how to appropriately and ethically use this technology? This collection of materials will help teachers to integrate the discussion of Cyber Ethics into virtually any classroom. This folder includes resources for defining ethics, discussing the topic with kids, and case studies to start classroom discussions.
Internet Hoax Scavenger Hunt - Lesson Plan

Developed by computer teacher, Mindy Hart, this scavenger hunt is a great way to learn more about Internet Hoaxes.
Email Security and Netiquette by Mary Farrell - Lesson Plan This lesson plan by Mary Farrell provides information on safe email usage.
Basic Infosec by Diane Smith - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan, by Diane Smith, contains information about the differences in computer (or information) security and home security.
Copyright by Jenn Tordil - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is by Jenn Tordil and it describes the topic of copyrights.
Cryptology for Kids - Lesson Plan

This scavenger hunt will help students to understand cryptology.
Safe Surfing by Patricia Goodwine - Lesson Plan

The lesson plan by Patricia Goodwine provides students with an understanding of internet dangers and how to develop safe surfing skills.
Increasing Teachers' Capacity for Technology Integration - Presentation

Presentation at AECT by Ertmer, Lewandowski, and Conklin.
Information Security by C.A. Hintzman - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan by C.A. Hintzman displays different aspects of information securities.