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Internet Safety Day 2011

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by newICTeacher, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Hi all
    I have been given the job of organising a one hour activity for each year group (years 5-8) on the above day. I have the resources I normally use in lessons but have to have the whole year in the hall for a lesson and do some form of related activity so they will not really work. I would like to do something different for each year group/Key stage but do not know where to start as will have to do it all on my own. Can anyone suggest some in house/bought in activities that I could do?

    Thanking you in advance

    ps am located in West Midlands
     
  2. Hi all
    I have been given the job of organising a one hour activity for each year group (years 5-8) on the above day. I have the resources I normally use in lessons but have to have the whole year in the hall for a lesson and do some form of related activity so they will not really work. I would like to do something different for each year group/Key stage but do not know where to start as will have to do it all on my own. Can anyone suggest some in house/bought in activities that I could do?

    Thanking you in advance

    ps am located in West Midlands
     
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    A survey about their internet usage patterns, habits, and potential mistakes? Or conduct the survey year wide beforehand and give them the results to discuss?

    A 'spot the deliberate mistake' exercise where you use a description of somebody doing everything wrong online?

    There's an excellent anti-cyberbullying video called 'Let's fight it together' at www.old.digizen.org/cyberbullying/fullfilm.aspx (and on YouTube) if that area of internet safety is being covered. Good for getting discussion going.
     
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Whoops, typo: That should be http://old.digizen etc (not www.)
     
  5. Thanks for your ideas magic surf bus, however I do those things during their e-safety lessons. I was thinking more of a one of event that will make the day more memorable.
     
  6. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    get in a speaker?
     
  7. Thought about that but not sure where to go or who to get - money is very tight as well
     
  8. Why not have a Daily Mail reader come in to give a thoughtful and balanced talk on the dangers of the internet.
     
  9. In Brent we have a Borough e-safety co-ordinator that can visit schools to supplement what we do. If you have the same, they might be available to come into your school to deliver a presentation.
     
  10. I used thevideos on http://www.childnet-int.org/kia/primary/smartadventure/default.aspx<font face="Comic Sans MS, Sans-Serif"> - they look cheesey but are actually brilliant and the kids loved them. I did one hour with each year group and encouraged parents to come in too telling them which date and time would be their child's session. I showed each of the 5 SMART kids videos in turn and after each one we discussed the issues raised and the children at the end were grouped and given scenarios i.e. "Someone sends you a text saying "I hate you I am going to get you" WHat should you do?" or "You get an email with an attachment saying you have won a prize but you didnt enter a competition what should you do?" </font>
    They discussed these as a group then they put it in one of three boxes - one red one yellow one green for if they thought it was RED- Danger MUST ACT, YELLOW - Must be careful but seek advice as may be OK or GREEN - totally safe. I then picked up all the ones on GREEN and discussed these specifically as none of the scenarios were classed as fully safe.
    My children then made a website www.safeandsouth.com with the information they learnt and links to the resources I used.
     
  11. jodieworld

    Thanks for you reply that sounds really good - do you think it would work with a whole year group of about 150 kids?



     
  12. Thanks Tilly82 those are the resources I use within my teaching so was trying for something a bit different - thanks for the input though
     
  13. have you checked out the new SAFE program of downloadable resources
    available from

    www.digitalme.co.uk/safe/

    it has some good ideas for lesson plans
    sign up is free and you can print out certificates on completion too.
     

  14. <u>Yeah could definitely work - I had 90 per year plus parents and we are an inner city school so I dont mean helpful parents who can help sort out but I had to treat them as children too as they dont have e-safety skills themselves. So 150 works too although rope in some older responsible ones to be your E-safety team - I had 4 helpers from Year 6 who went round helping groups, taking photos and videos of the day and they then made the website afterwards and set up forums on our MLE for children to ask further questions</u>
     
  15. Thanks jodieworld will pitch the idea tommorrow.

    Just need to find something for KS3 now that does not use thinkuknow materials.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  16. Unit - again not sure if they charge

    http://360safe.org.uk/ - online tool for schools to review their eSafety provision
    http://www.ceop.gov.uk/ &ndash; Child Exploitation & Online Protection Agency
    http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ &ndash; advice on social networks, blogs and file sharing
    http://www.getsafeonline.org.uk/ &ndash; free, expert advice on staying safe on-line
    http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com/ - an international alliance of law enforcement agencies working together to prevent and deter online child abuse.
    http://www.digizen.org/ &ndash; site for teachers and parents on cyber bullying
    http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/ &ndash; charity against cyber-bullying
    http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ &ndash; charity to help for children and young people
    http://www.childnet-int.org/ &ndash; contains internet safety rules for ages 8-14 and other useful information for parents and carers.
     
  17. Thanks for all the great replies will have a look at the resources given asap.
     

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