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Internet Safety Day 2021

 

 

Every day is ....... Safer Internet Day 2021

 

 

 

 

Please find below lots of links for you to engage with Internet Safety Day on the 9th Feb - but remember every day is Safer Internet Day! : 

 

Lots of information is from the website:

https://www.childnet.com/

 

 

 

In addition to the information below their website has lots more resources you might find useful. Here is a link direct to the resources section:

https://www.childnet.com/resources

 

PurpleMash have produced a useful guide called 'Parenting in a Digital World Online' click on the link below to access:

 

Just2Easy within Hwb have some lovely links to more resources for you to enjoy on Safer Internet Day.

 

 

Please click on the link below to access - if you have any issues then simply....log into Hwb and then click on J2Easy icon to go to the launchpad and you can click the link at the top of the page 'Safer Internet Day'.

FOR 3 to 7 YEAR OLDS.....

 

Younger children may be interacting more with technology right now, than they have done ever before. There are lots of creative and educational ways to help them learn how to do this in a safe and balanced way. Use our activities below to help them manage their online lives whilst staying at home.

 

We’ve selected a couple of activities from across our resources to help this group manage their time online and stay safe too.

 

1. Family tech rules

Download our Family Agreement; an easy-to-use guide to having a family discussion on how you all agree to use the internet. After you've answered the questions and come to an agreement, ask your child to draw pictures to illustrate your new family rules about using the internet. By giving your child a role, they will feel more empowered and invested in following the boundaries you agree together.

Download the Family Agreement here

 

2. Get SMART with Sammi

Watch our SMART with a Heart video lessons together with your child. There are 6 short videos full of fun activities, games and discussion points to learn the facts about using the internet safely. Sammi the Parrot is there to help you along the way! Be sure to let us know how you and your child get on with the 3 challenges we set at the end of each video lesson at education@childnet.com. These are best suited for children aged 6-9 years.

If you're looking for more SMART rules activities, you could also show your child our animated cartoons about each rule with our SMART Crew. Once they've watched the films, there is guidance, and further activities that you can do as a family to discuss what you've watched.

Watch the SMART video lessons here and the SMART Crew cartoons here

 

3. Learn with Digiduck®

The Digiduck story collection has been created to help parents, carers and teachers educate children aged 3-7 about online safety.  The collection includes ebooks, PDFs, a poster and an interactive app. 

Follow Digiduck® and his pals in these stories about friendship, responsibility and critical thinking online.

Digiduck’s Famous Friend

In the latest of our Digiduck online safety stories for young children, Digiduck and his classmates are set the task of finding out who their special guest will be at school today. Through chatting online and asking questions they try to decide who the mystery guest is. This story revolves around the themes of critical thinking and reliability online. 

Read Digiduck's Famous Friend here

Digiduck's Big Decision

Help arrives just in time for Digiduck when faced with a difficult decision! This story revolves around the themes of friendship and responsibility online.

Read Digiduck's Big Decision here

 

4. Have an adventure with Smartie the Penguin

Smartie the Penguin is an online safety story for use with 3-7 year olds.

Join in with Mummy Penguin’s song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. 

Download the story and follow on resources here

 

5.  This is me!

Read the poem created for Safer Internet Day 2020 and use as a conversation to start talking with your child about what they like to do online and what they already know about staying safe. After you read it through, encourage your child to write their own poem using the things they like to do and what they know about going online safely.

Download the 'This is Me' poem here. This is part of an Education Pack for Safer Internet Day 2020 that can be found here.

 

6. Watch our 2020 Film Competition entries and winners!

Our film competition this year saw some amazingly creative entries! If you have a budding film maker at home, why not have a go at creating your own online safety film. The competition will open again in 2021 and so now is the perfect time to hone your skills and try something new!

Find out more about the Film Comp 2020 here

FOR 7 to 11 YEAR OLDS...

 

This age group may find the opportunity to spend lots of extra time online, and on their devices, hard to manage. With lots of their entertainment and social time coming from the internet, it can be hard to know when to switch off. Use our activities below to help them manage their online lives whilst spending more time at home.

 

 

We’ve selected a couple of activities from across our resources to help this group manage their time online, support each other and stay safe too.

 

1. Family tech check

Ask your child to take notes on what tech you have in your home, which devices have controls or filters on, and monitor how much time your family is spending on each one for a couple of days. Ask them to bring this information with them to a family discussion involving how you all use the internet, and what your guidelines should be. Our Family Agreement is an easy-to-use guide to having these conversations. By giving your child a key role, they will feel more empowered and invested in following the boundaries you agree together.

Download the Family Agreement here.

 

2. Get SMART with Sammi

Watch our SMART with a Heart video lessons together with your child. There are 6 short videos full of fun activities, games and discussion points to learn the facts about using the internet safely. Sammi the Parrot is there to help you along the way! Be sure to let us know how you and your child get on with the 3 challenges we set at the end of each video lesson at education@childnet.com. These are best suited for children aged 6-9 years.

If you're looking for more SMART rules activities, you could also show your child our animated cartoons about each rule with our SMART Crew. Once they've watched the films, there is guidance and further activities that you can do as a family, to discuss what you've watched.

Watch the SMART video lessons here and the SMART Crew cartoons here.

 

3. Be a quiz master

Ask your child to brush up on their online safety skills by working their way through our interactive quiz for primary pupils. After they have completed all the sections, they could run the quiz with other members of your family, and compare scores. Are there any areas that your family need more knowledge on? Set your child the challenge of running a mini-tutorial to get everyone up to speed.

Take the primary online safety quiz here

 

4. Screen time - spot the signs

When it comes to children and technology, parents and carers often have the same question: How much screen time should children have? Now more than ever, children will be turning to the internet for their entertainment and social connections. It can be easy to lose track of time online.

Use our bank of quick activities, together with your child, to help them recognise the signs they may experience when they've been online too long and the importance of balancing online and offline activities.

Download the Screen Time and Healthy Balance Quick Activities here.

 

5. Poem time

Show your child the following video, ‘Jessica’s Wish’ https://vimeo.com/152415364 .

Discuss the following questions together:

  • What would it be like if we were all the same?
  • What’s good about being different online?
  • How many ways are we all different online?
  • Do we always have to agree with/have the same views as other people?

Your child could create a storyboard to accompany the poem, and could even turn this into a short film or animation, using the original video as inspiration. 

Can your child create their own poem about what they like to use the internet for?

Download the full text for the Jessica's Wish poem here. This is part of an Education Pack for Safer Internet Day 2020 that can be found here.

 

6. Online identity detective

The Safer Internet Day 2020 quiz explores whether children feel free to be themselves online. Get your child to test their knowledge about what identity means online, and how it shapes what we think of ourselves and others.

Once they have completed the quiz, can they write their own to run with other members of your family?

Take the Online Identity Quiz here.

 

7. Watch our 2020 Film Competition entries and winners!

Our film competition this year saw some amazingly creative entries! If you have a budding film maker at home, why not have a go at creating your own online safety film. The competition will open again in 2021 and so now is the perfect time to hone your skills and try something new!

Find out more about the Film Comp 2020 here.

 

Safer Internet Day 2021 is on the 9th of February and will be celebrated with the theme 

‘An internet we trust – exploring reliability in the online world’.

In 2020, the campaign  reached 49% of young people aged 8-17 and 26% of parents and we will be playing our part again this year.

 

The campaign this year focuses on ‘how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world’.

 

It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.

 

Safer Internet Day 2021 | Safer Internet Centre

 

 

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