mobile computing

Q3 Too Much Information

20. Mobile Computing


Watch the two videos below and read the Think About It questions that follow them. 

I Can Statement

  • explain why over-sharing on mobile devices can be harmful


  • Social Media tips: don't share your password, only accept friend requests from people you know, don't post anything you wouldn't want your parents, teachers, or friends to see or know, be respectful, use privacy settings, discuss turning off location settings with your parent or guardian.
  • Digital Media in Social Networking: is searchable by anyone, anytime, and anywhere in the world, it can be forever, it is copyable, and can go viral even if your page or post is private (if a friend shares your post or page).


Watch the following videos and think about and discuss the questions.

Video One

Video One

(Alternative location for the video on YouTube)

Think About It questions:

  1. Why is Sarah so popular?
  2. How do you think Sarah feels?
  3. Would setting the right privacy settings have helped Sarah?

Video Two

Video Two

(Alternative location for the video on YouTube)

Think About It questions:

  1. What does the picture on the bulletin board represent?
  2. How would you feel if a picture was posted that you don't like?
  3. What do you know about the security settings for common social media sites such as Facebook (visit the Facebook safety center)?
  4. How important is it to create:
  • Strong passwords
  • Change them frequently
  • Not to use the default settings for security, make them private
  • How to protect your contacts and messages?
  • To get rid of accounts you don't use anymore or never did but set up?



Completing this Quest

After watching the videos and reading the questions, discuss them with the class or in small groups. Answer them, share with the class, and write a reflection listing some things you learned from this activity, and some things to remember to share at home. 

Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

I am ready to proceed to Quest 4: App Creator

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online