Digital Wildfire- E-safety & social media resource pack- KS3
These resources provide a set of teaching and learning materials for Key Stage 3 on the safe use of social media. They have been prepared as part of the ‘Digital Wildfire’ research project led by the Computer Science Department at the University of Oxford (

The lesson plan shared here encourages students to discuss the positives and negatives of social media and reflect on how they can stay safe online. This resource pack includes: a social media quiz, a set of prompts and links to inform a whole-class discussion on e-safety, and three alternatives for a ‘Take Care of Your Digital Self’ activity, which asks students to draw upon their own experience/knowledge of social networking to advise others. These resources could be used as part of a short tutor session or a more in-depth exploration during a PSHE/Citizenship/ICT lesson.

The second file in this pack contains a set of 18 slides that could be used for an assembly on e-safety. The slides cover the positives and negatives of social media, and advice about online privacy and thinking before you post. Short notes are included plus a space for schools to add information about their own social media policies.

Both the lesson and assembly include the use of our short Digital Wildfire animation ‘#TakeCareOfYourDigitalSelf’, which is available online:


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Created: Jul 5, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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