9 Interesting Ways* to Teach Internet Safety in the Classroom *and tips source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katemonkey/122489910/ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.
#1 - Public/Private
Students need to know that when you are on the internet, you're in public . That's why it's important to not give out private information.
Ask children to assess how safe they feel they are online. Many will believe they are totally safe. ( Hmm you mean totally safe like... um... crossing a road?)
Set up some questions including issues of personal information. Mix in instructions such as "type your password here".
Display and discuss the results of the survey.
In my experience most children will say they should never tell their password to anyone and yet about half of them then happily type it when instructed to... The point is that it's not enough to know the rules - you need to follow them too.
Delete the results of the survey at the end of the lesson
#4 - Share some internet safety websites with your children. Discuss what the messages are. For young children Hector's World would be a good starting place. Contributed by AllanahK
#5 - Share some internet safety websites with your children. Discuss what the messages are. Lee and Kim Contributed by AllanahK
#6 - Get a license to 'drive' the internet . Show that you know what to do to keep safe. Contributed by AllanahK
#7 Play an internet safety game and print off a certificate. Contributed by AllanahK
#8 - Conduct a Tech Use 'Google Forms' Survey Instead of reading about the rest of the world's data on how students use technology, why not gather your own? Using Google Forms, survey your students about the types of devices they have in their homes, how often they use them, and which social networks they belong to. The results may surprise you, and provide you with real data to 'enlighten' your colleagues as to how much technology is being utilised by your students. Contributed by @adambrice
#9 Learners Organise an e-Safety Evening for Parents
Pupils present their knowledge of Internet Safety by making:
short films (drama, documentary, or interviews with peers)
Carry out a poll of peers' knowledge of internet safety and present the results (this can be quite an eye-opener)
Invite guest speakers e.g. Head of ICT, local Community Police Officer with Internet Safety remit)
Pupils offer tips to parents on how to keep their child safe online
Contributed by @Mark__C
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