Safer Internet Day is an annual event that takes place in February. In 2022, the theme is ‘All fun and games?’, exploring whether being online playing games, using apps or communicating is always fun. This resource pack explores the positive impact that being online can have on individuals and communities while exploring how to remain safe whilst online. The activities include a worksheet to explore the games and apps that your class are currently using, discussion cards and prompts for writing. The pack contains everything you need for a series of lessons covering how to stay safe online that can be adapted to suit pupils in years 3 - 6.
The resources will:
- Give teachers the opportunity to find out which online games and apps their pupils are using
- Explore the positive impact that the internet can have for individuals and communities
- Help pupils to understand how they can keep themselves safe when online
This pack includes:
- Using online games safely PPT teaching slides
- PDF worksheet: My online life
- Using online games safely discussion cards
- Discussion writing planning sheet
- Themed writing paper
When is Safer Internet Day?
Safer Internet Day takes place in February each year. In 2023 it is on Tuesday 7th February. More information can be found on the Safer Internet Day website.
National Curriculum Objectives:
Relationships Education (Statutory Guidance 2019)
Online and Media
Pupils should know
• that people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not.
• that the same principles apply to online relationships as to face-to-face relationships, including the importance of respect for others online including when we are anonymous.
• the rules and principles for keeping safe online, how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact, and how to report them.
• how to critically consider their online friendships and sources of information including awareness of the risks associated with people they have never met.
Pupils should be taught to:
Year 3 /4
• plan their writing by discussing and recording ideas
• draft and write by organising paragraphs around a theme
Year 5 / 6
• plan their writing by noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
• draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning