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 (www.digitalwildfire.org).

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nXaEctiVhs

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Created: Jul 5, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

Lesson plan

docx, 2 MB

KS3-Digital-Wildfire-E-safety-lesson-plan

Assembly

pptx, 14 MB

KS3-Digital-Wildfire-assembly-slides

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