Safer internet day #SID2016

safer internet daySafer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated on Tuesday 9 February 2016, with a theme of ‘Play your part for a better internet!’. This website will showcase the many events and activities taking place across the globe to mark the day.  (Safer Internet Day)

Lesson plan

Groups of four students will work together to solve one of the following eight problems listed below.

  1. Start off by watching the video below.
  2. Continue by taking this quiz
  3. As a warm up exercise print out these two role cards. Work in groups of two roleplaying.
  4. Read material provided below and watch the videos they refer to.
  5. You can supplement the material provided with resources available, use the twitter hashtag #SID2016
  6. You can present your findings anyway you want, video, blog post, Kahoot, roleplay, photostory. If you decide to make a video see some examples and advice here.

 8 problems

One – What do we want to say to our parents and teachers about kids’ use of technology?

Two – Sexting – Is it a problem? Why do people do it? How can we educate each other about the risks?

Three – What are some simple things people can do to protect themselves online?

Four – How do we achieve better balance in our lives between school, family, friends, activities and our use of tech?

Five – What are our rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital media/content?

Six – How can school counselors and administrators support students when they make mistakes posting on social media (pictures that jeopardize reputation of self or others, dealing with cyberbullying, etc.)?

Seven – How can we encourage empathy and support among our peers online? What about among adults?

Eight – What can teenagers do to support others in their efforts to adopt and use technology safely and productively (siblings, seniors, community members, etc.)?


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