Safer Internet Day 2018

This year's Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. 
The 2018 theme, "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you" is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular the youngest users out there. More than that, it is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience.
Here are some resources we have used in school. Please share at home as well.
Early Years and KS1

Story Books to share

 

Digiduck's Big Decision A fantastic story to be shared with young children about friendship and responsibility online

 ‘Bibi's Gift. 'Clever clicking' on the Internet’ treats the issues about online games and the risk of tapping into a subscription trap

 

Bibi wants to play. But where are his friends?’ talks about finding the balance between being online and ‘offline’. The storyline shows how important it is to play with friends outside the online world.  

‘Bibi on the web. Who’s trying to dupe Bibi?’ highlights the importance of watching out when chatting or instant messaging. Taking extra care when being online is priority number one, as you might think you’re talking to your friend, but are actually talking to a stranger.

 

 

KS2 - Years 3 - 6 

The Adventure of Kara Winston and the SMART Crew

These cartoons illustrate the 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew 

Do your children make use of technology? Golden Rules

This resource is aimed for parents of children aged 7 to 14 years of age. They are tips to parents related to internet safety and also parental skills. The resource will be distributed in class following a lesson with the children and then the children themselves will deliver the resource to the parents and will be encouraged to discuss this with their parents.

 

Communicating Respectfully – Year 3

Description

A text book designed to give Year 3 students insights into various means of communication whilst drawing on real life parallels of rights and responsibilities.

Choosing Wisely - Personal, Social and Career Development Year 4 booklet

A text book designed to give Year 4 students insights on the good use of technology whilst drawing on real life parallels of rights and responsibilities.

Digizen - Comic Book – Year 5 / 6

Be Smart Online created this comic book to raise awareness and facilitate discussion in a lesson that was carried out in primary schools. It illustrates topics mainly related to online citizenships. Part of this comic book covers online bullying, and not accepting strangers as friends.

Making good use of digital technology – Year 6

The workbook is intended for primary students and has the aim of developing digital citizenship skills in young children. The workbook is a fun, interactive and thought provoking tool being used in the Personal Social and Career Development Subject (PSCD). Comparison between online and offline citizenship is emphasized within the workbook so that students become aware that the virtual community to which they belong also has its rules and regulations. 

With the aid of this workbook various areas related to digital citizenship can be explored since children, more often than not embrace technology without examining the consequences of what they post, search or download. 

The workbook is a proactive way on how to deal with the engagement of students in the digital world. The workbook is an excellent tool that helps students acquire the necessary skills that include, amongst others, media literacy, critical thinking and communication skills.