Offline Icebreakers | Web Mechanics Speed Dating

CC-BY-SA by Mozilla

20 minutes

Web Mechanics are a combination of tools, characteristics and functions that determine how we use the internet. Understanding web mechanics helps us protect personal information online, use and understand URLs, IP addresses, search terms, bookmarks and more. This activity will introduce the basics of web mechanics through an offline, multi-person activity. This activity can be adapted for all ages.

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Web Literacy Skills

21st Century Skills

Learning Objectives

  • Know and understand web mechanics vocabulary related to navigating online and protecting personal information.
  • Build community among event participants.


  • 13+
  • Beginner web users


  • Pens/Markers
  • Paper
  • Timer