Scams, Predators & Creeps

Our students need to build awareness for how to protect themselves from bad actors online who might take advantage of them. This could include using their information or images in scams for financial gain or even for sexploitation.

  • Younger children – If an adult asks for your contact information without including your parents or using official school/team communication tools
  • Middle School – If you hear about or see a compromising photo of someone you know, what can you do to mitigate the harm?
  • High school – if someone you know or someone you don’t know asks you for a private photo, how can you respond?



Lesson Plans

“I Protect My Accounts & Devices”

Elementary School Lesson Plan

Middle School Lesson Plan

High School Lesson Plan

Quick-Guides & Guides

Quick-Guide to Secure Passwords

Quick-Guide to Sexting for Parents & Teens

Quick-Guide to Cybersecurity


Tips for Smart Passwords
A strong password is the first line of defense against hackers and imposters.

Protecting Against Sextortion and What to Do if the Worst Happens
ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid talks to National Criminal Justice Training Center’s Dana Miller. She explains how young people can protect themselves against the growing online crime of sextortion.

Protecting Yourself From ID Theft and Financial Crimes
ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid explains what to look for and how to protect yourself against criminals who want to steal your personal information.


Ask Trish is a weekly post for students by ConnectSafely’s youth advisor Trisha Prabhu.

Ask Trish: Sextortion Facts

Ask Trish: My Boyfriend is Threatening Revenge Porn

Ask Trish: Follow Requests

Other Great Resources

Step Up, Speak Up! | Childnet

Sextortion: I Didn’t Think It Would Happen to Me

This is Sextortion