Cyber-Toons

What are Cyber-Toons?                            Malory small

The Cyber-Toons are designed to introduce various security concepts in a fun and easy to understand format.  The Cyber-Toons feature the Cyber Family along with a cast of characters (good and bad).  Each Cyber-Toon is around 1 to 2 minutes in length and is prefect for starting a discussion during a class.  The Cyber-Toons are divided into different topic areas where some topics have multiple Cyber-Toons.  For each of the Cyber-Toons we provide in class discussion questions that can be used to help facilitate in class conversations about the topic.  For each topic area we also provide a set of in-class activities and simple assessments.

Notes:

  • Overall lesson plan (will be a link to current lesson plan with descriptions of the Cyber-Toons)
  • We are always looking for ideas for new Cyber-Toons.  If you have an idea please contact us or post it on the support page.
  • Here is a link to a folder containing all of the Cyber-Toons and in-class activities to make it easier to download them all.  (Cyber-Toons Folder)
  • You can watch the Cyber-Toons through the web site, however we have found the video player does not always work.  It is recommended that you download the Cyber-Toon(s) to your computer and play them from there.
  • There is one link to all the in-class materials folder [We are working to finish these materials]. (In-class Materials)

List of current Cyber-Toons:

Cyber-Toons

TopicName/DescriptionLinks
Bullying Alice's Bully
(Alice gets bullied on an anonymous messaging service; detective dawn helps put the bully behind bars)
Cyber-Toon
MalwareAlice's Devious Download
(Alice accidentally installs malware when she tries to install a video player)
Cyber Toon
MalwareAlice Meets Malware
(Alice finds malware on her computer; the narrator explains what that means and what options Alice has for dealing with the problem)
Cyber-Toon
Cyber FamilyMeet the cyber familyCyber-Toon
ShoppingCarol Shops Online
(Carol finds deals that are too good to be true on an unfamiliar shopping website; the website turns out to be malicious)
Cyber-Toon
EmailBob's Malicious Email
(An email from Bob's wireless provider may in fact be a phishing scam)
Cyber-Toon
EmailBob's Toxic Attachment
(Bob receivers a fraudulent email; the attachment contains malware)
Cyber-Toon
SharingDave Overshares
(Dave is passed over for an internship when an HR employee finds Dave's revealing social media account.)
Cyber-Toon
ShoppingOscar pays to play
(Oscar, the youngest cyber, uses his mom's credit card to buy power ups in a gaming app. It goes poorly for him.)
Cyber-Toon
SharingTravel Trouble
(Dave posts that he and his family will be out of town for a vacation; they are robbed.)
Cyber-Toon
WirelessWireless Sniffing
(Carol is traveling for work; Evesdropping Eve sniffs her WiFi traffic at the airport, drains her bank account, and flies away.)
Cyber-Toon