Safer Internet Day suggestions

Freya Smith
29th January 2016
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Primary and secondary resources to aid teaching on web safety

The internet plays a vital part in the lives of students today, both in and outside of school. As a result, it’s important that young people understand both the benefits and dangers of using the World Wide Web.

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day this year, which promotes responsible and safe ways to use digital technology, while raising awareness of contemporary issues, such as online hate. It’s the perfect opportunity to begin a discussion with your class on how we should approach technology, and the actions we can take to develop a safer online community. We’ve found a selection of resources to facilitate your teaching on internet safety.


This extensive resource pack contains everything you need to kick-start a lesson on internet safety, including a lesson plan, activities and an assembly script. Remind learners of key internet vocabulary with this engaging wordsearch.

These five discussion starters will help children to hone their communication skills, while developing independent ideas on the role of the internet. Pupils can colour in these web safety top tips posters and display them around the classroom. This detailed lesson, aimed at KS2 learners, uses film to explore themes including privacy, online safety and building communities.  


Plan an interactive lesson on online safety with this resource pack, which contains starters, activities and videos. Address the issue of cyber-bullying with this thought-provoking presentation, and raise awareness of what constitutes bullying, and what can be done to prevent it.  

Try out the activities suggested in this Teachers TV video to increase pupils’ understanding of the potential dangers of internet usage. This well-presented hand-out serves as an accessible reminder of how to stay safe online, suggesting regular password changes and the withholding of personal information.

Encourage discussion on serious issues including sexting, abusive tweets and online hate by using this informative resource pack, which contains a PowerPoint presentation and worksheets.


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