Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2013 takes place on Tuesday 5 February. The theme this year is to encourage pupils to consider what their online rights and responsibilities are.
Safer Internet Day is supported by Childnet International, a UK-based charity working domestically and internationally to help make the internet a safer place for children and young people and to help them use interactive technologies responsibly.
Take a look at our Safer Internet Day collection of resources – shared by both Childnet and TES’ own contributors – to help you explore e-safety in the classroom.
From Childnet International
- Use these five quick activities to get the ball rolling and start a discussion in your class.
- A lovely poster to help you promote Safer Internet Day around school.
- Introduce this year’s Safer Internet Day to young pupils with this assembly pack and supporting script.
- Why not use this PowerPoint and full script to deliver a Safer Internet Day assembly at your school.
- Engage your pupils in an Internet Wishes Charter with this specially devised lesson plan.
- A concise Internet safety guide for parents and carers.
- Guide produced by Childnet International to help secondary school teachers and school staff to understand and address a range of e-safety issues within schools.
- Educates about important safety issues online while engaging children through activities, interactive games and videos.
- A guide for parents, carers and teachers about social networking sites.
Resources shared by TES users
- Some child friendly display materials to remind everyone about e-safety rules.
- Rules for being smart and staying safe when using the internet.
- An e-safety questionnaire to send out to parents that could easily be adapted as a pupil questionnaire.
- An ideal plenary activity for an e-safety lesson, or an ice-breaker at the start.
- A great way to start a lesson using Senteo and Smart Response.
Leading e-safety in schools
- A helpful guide to help teachers safeguard young people.
- How to promote safeguarding practices in your school.
- Examples of outstanding procedures for raising both staff and students’ understanding and awareness of safeguarding issues.