Monday, 8 February 2021

Years 3 & 4 - Safer Internet Day

Together for a better internet.

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day which, in these times, is more important to think about than ever. This year, the day will be celebrated in the UK with the theme:
An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.
We want the children to think about how reliable information they read on the internet really is - especially given the frequent misinformation that can be seen online at the moment. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?
We want the children to explore why inaccurate content exists, where it comes from and what young people can do in response. We know that issues of misinformation and 'fake news' do not solely affect young people, but that these issues do have a great impact on how young people feel about their time online. 
Now that we are online more than ever, we want to help equip our children with the skills they need to spot inaccurate content.
Here are a range of activities that you can do with the children at home to help educate them on this theme:
Flying Penguins Video - A funny video to show the children that you shouldn't believe everything you see on the internet!
An Online Safety Story - Smartie the Penguin
A lesson presentation - Reliability of Online Adverts
Interland - A computer game from the Be Internet Legends Programme made by Google 

There is also a live lesson on the BBC about Safer Internet Day that children can watch at 11am - please click here to find out more.
Once children feel confident that they can separate fact from fiction, they can have a go at this quiz!
For any extra support with keeping safe on the internet - Online Safety Guides

We hope you have fun celebrating Safer Internet Day! 

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