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Lesson Plan of the Month

August 2000


Topic: Internet Education                                Target Group: 8th Graders


Prepared By: Det. Mark Haynesworth         Agency: San Diego Sheriff’s Dept.


Address: 325 S. Melrose Dr., Ste. 210         Phone: (760) 940-4571

                Vista, CA 92803





After this block of instruction the student will be able to:

    1. Utilize the internet as a resource

    2. Able to "surf" the net

    3. Communicate via e-mail

    4. Know the danger associated with it



I am Detective Mark Haynesworth, and I have been with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for almost nine years. I have worked detentions, patrol, investigations and juvenile services.


Let me tell you about an online chat with someone you’ve never met......


You - Hello

I/N Friend - Hello yourself buddy

You - Whom am I chatting with?

I/N Friend - John in New York. Who are you?

You - Sally

I/N Friend - And where do you live?

You - My mom says I can’t say

I/N Friend - That’s fine. What is your school mascot?

You - A Panther

I/N Friend - So you live in NY, huh?

You - No, on the west coast in Southern California

I/N Friend - Do you live near your school?

You - No, I live near a park called Guajome.


Discuss how they just told John where they live and how to reach them.

Today I want to show you how much more simpler life can be for you with the internet, and also how dangerous it can be.




    I. PROS

        A. Access to world-wide resources.

        B. Ability to communicate via e-mail world-wide (no long distance bills)

        C. Once you are older, you can track stocks

        D. Gather info for papers (examples)

        E. 24 Hour access

        F. Games

        G. Educational sites

        H. Search engines to help find what you are looking for

        I. Chat with friends online (toll free)

    II. Cons

        A. Unnecessary advertisements will appear on your screen

        B. Others having access to your personal info

        C. Difficulty in verifying whom you are dealing with

        D. Pornography

        E. Bad sites, i.e....hate groups, drugs, weapons making etc.

        F. Chat room freaks

        G. Pirating sites (tapping into other sites)




The internet can be fun, but as previously discussed; it can also be hazardous. So have fun, but be safe. Here are some laws that apply to use of the internet ....


PC 288.2 Sending Harmful Matter to Seduce Minors

PC 502. Computer Crimes

    (a) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to expand the degree of protection afforded to individuals, businesses, and governmental agencies from tampering, interference, damage, and unauthorized access to lawfully created computer data and computer systems. The Legislature finds and declares that the proliferation of computer technology has resulted in a concomitant proliferation of computer crime and other forms of unauthorized access to computers, computer systems, and computer data.

    (9) Knowingly and without permission uses the Internet domain name of another individual, corporation, or entity in connection with the sending of one or more electronic mail messages, and thereby damages or causes damage to a computer, computer system, or computer network.

PC 653m. Annoying Electronic Communication

    (d) Any offense committed by use of an electronic communication device or medium, including the Internet, may be deemed to have been committed when the electronic communication or communications were originally sent or first viewed by the recipient.




    1. What is a tool you can use to help you browse the internet?

    2. Can the internet be misused?

    3. Should you give your name and address out over the net?

    4. Can misuse of the internet lead to a violation of the law?




California Penal Codes

Personal Experience

The Internet

Computer Crime Investigators



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