Safer Internet Day 2020
Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated in the UK on Tuesday 11th February, focusing on the theme of:
"Together for a better internet"
The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day will focus on opening up conversations around online identity, we aim to inspire young people to support each other in being who they want to be, to celebrate difference, and help work towards creating a truly inclusive internet.
Your Choice or Mine - film for parents and carers
Young people and their parents head-to-head in a game show and are asked them questions about consent online. Your Choice or Mine is a great conversation starter that lets parents and young people share views and learn from one another. Safer Internet Day's aim is to inspire conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Why not try this at home with your child(ren) and answer the questions below?
Young people and screentime - a good start
A short video to accompany our resource for parents and carers on screentime. The resource contains some useful advice and tips on time children spend online, what parents and carers should be aware of and how to manage it at home with their children.
Online safety: Staying safe online KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs
Zap and Zoom - A Space Race - film for 3-7 year olds
This is a 360 degree film which includes our animated characters Zap and Zoom, who also feature in our Education Pack for 3-7 year olds. In this film we see Zap and Zoom help young children who are playing a video game at home.
This film should be used alongside the corresponding Education Pack for 3-7 year olds.
As this has been filmed in 360 video, you can watch it on a tablet or a smartphone and move around with your device to look around the room and discover our aliens Zap and Zoom. If watching on a computer, you can drag the screen around by using your mouse.
Online safety Stories for Children
Once Upon a time Online
If you give a mouse an Iphone
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.
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.
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
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.