Online Safety

At Avonwood, we believe that the internet brings us many wonderful opportunities to discover and deepen our powerful knowledge. With apps and websites it can also be a place to create our own media, relax with games and make global connections. We are also aware that to use emerging technology we need to teach our children to digital citizenship and to look out for potential hazards.

Online Safety is built into our curriculum and we use aspects of the Purple Mash and Google Curriculum materials to help with teaching.

 

 
 
DORSET SAFER SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY TEAM NEWSLETTER

The latest newsletter from the Safer Schools and Communities Team can be downloaded here. It contains important and relevant information on screen time, games and current online trends. It makes for interesting and informative reading.

 

 

Dorset Safer Schools and Communities Team have also shared these fantastic online safety education resources:

Ages 3-7 (EYFS and KS1)

Ask before you watch (Safer Internet Day 2017)

Red and Murphy talk to Freddie and Alisha about watching videos online. They explore what children should do before they watch videos on YouTube and or if they see something upsetting online? The video is also available with BSL or subtitles. Complementary education packs for 5-7 year olds can also be downloaded.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017

Digiduck’s Big Decision (Childnet)

The Digiduck® collection has been created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 – 7 about how to be a good friend online. The collection now includes a book, PDF and interactive app. Help arrives just in time for Digiduck® when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck® and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/digiducks-big-decision

Hector’s World (ThinkUKnow)

Hector's World is a series of six cartoons for 5-7 year olds. Hector is a young dolphin who is learning all about the internet. Over the course of the cartoons he explores ways to keep his information private and how to get help when he is worried. Hector's World comes with a range of supporting materials.

How to make an avatar (Safer Internet Day 2017)

Red and Murphy chat about creating an avatar online and what private information children should be aware of using when creating their own avatars. The video is also available with BSL or subtitles. Complementary education packs for 5-7 year olds can also be downloaded.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017

Story Time with Sally the Smartphone and Tommy the Tablet (Vodafone Foundation/ParentZone)

Two stories featuring devices owned by Angus and Annie. The stories explore how Angus and Annie interact with and treat their devices. When they don’t treat them well — like create a weak password or charge them under their pillows at night — the devices start feeling poorly and the children need to find ways to make them well again.

The stories are designed so that children will understand the consequences of being reckless with tech and learn how they can improve their habits. Children reading the stories might have found themselves in similar situations in the past and can learn how to best handle those situations in the future.

https://bit.ly/2F96XdU

Jessie and Friends (Think U Know)

Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations for 4-7 year olds that follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games.

The suggested ages for the three animations are 4-5, 5-6 and 6-7, respectively. The animations and additional classroom activities give children great opportunities to learn about trust, being kind online, consent, and healthy and unhealthy behaviour on the internet. Other materials such as lesson plans and storybooks, as well as information for parents are available.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends/

Take a minute (Safer Internet Day 2018)

Red and Murphy talk about what it feels like when being online becomes too much. Also available with BSL and subtitles from YouTube/Vimeo. The education pack for 5-7 year olds contain an assembly, lesson plan and other activities.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/sid2018-education-packs/education-pack-3-7s

Smartie the Penguin (Childnet)

Follow the adventures of Smarties the Penguin as he learns to be safe on the internet. There are Powerpoint versions of the story for EYFS, Year 1 and 2, a lesson plan and a song are available. The material covers: pop ups and in app purchasing, inappropriate websites for older children, and online bullying.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Webster’s Technology Books by Hannah Whaley

Webster’s technology is a series of books that feature a cartoon spider and are written in a rhyming style: the series currently comprises Webster’s email, Websters bedtime, Webster’s friend and Webster’s manners. Each covers a different aspect of using technology safely. Available in paperback and electronic edition from online book sellers.

Search online booksellers for further information.

Ages 8-10 (KS2)

#LiveSkills (ThinkUKnow)

#LiveSkills is a package of resources focusing on live streaming. It explores the nuanced features of live streaming, and the specific risks children and young people can face. Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people and most apps now have live streaming functions. The package for year 8-10 olds explores self-esteem and positive and negative attention.

Lucy and the Boy (NSPCC Share Aware)

Lucy and the Boy is a resource explaining to children about what is and isn’t suitable to share online. There is a cartoon video and lesson plan with activities, extension work and homework, with a slide presentation also available. The video contains closed captions.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/teaching-resources/

OwnIt (BBC)

A comprehensive resource featuring real-life stories, advice from experts, fun quizzes, and videos with CBBC presenters, celebs, and star vloggers suitable for KS2/3. This resource is designed to be browsed by children but could also be used in the classroom. Highlights include videos on:

• Should mobile phones be banned in school?
• Seven ways to smash back-to-school!
• Managing parents.

May also be worth sharing with parents to help them talk to their children.

https://www.bbc.com/ownit

I saw your willy (NSPCC Share Aware)

Increasing numbers of primary school age children are known to be sharing personal images of themselves. This video would be suitable to children in KS2 who you might be concerned are at risk. Alex’s friend shares a picture of Alex with his friend Katie for a joke, but Katie shares it with lots of people online leading to Alex getting bullied and being upset. There is a cartoon video and lesson plans with activities, extension work, homework and a slideshow presentation.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/teaching-resources/

Be internet legends (Google/ParentZone)

ParentZone have worked with Google to provide a free scheme of work for KS2. Teachers can order one pack each but more than one pack per school can be ordered. The lesson plans are accredited by the PSHE Association and these are accompanied by stickers and a poster. The scheme consists of five pillars to be Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave. The children are also encouraged to share information with parents and carers. Schools can also request an assembly from the Google Internet Legends team by ticking a box on the order form.

https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en-gb

How I feel online (Safer Internet Day 2018)

The education packs for Safer Internet Day 2018 for 7-11 year olds contain an assembly, lesson plan and other activities for these age groups together with a video ‘How I feel online’ which features young people in KS2 discussing how they would feel if they were being encouraged to be mean to others online. Also available with BSL and subtitles from YouTube/Vimeo.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/sid2018-education-packs/education-pack-7-11s

Screen Time and Healthy Balance Quick Activities

This resource is a collection of quick activities designed for use with 7-11 year olds (but easily adapted to other ages) 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.

https://www.childnet.com/resources/screen-time-and-healthy-balance-quick-activities

Resources about critical thinking: fake websites

The following websites can be used to test students’ critical thinking skills to see if they believe everything they see online:

• Tree Octopus – save endangered species! http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
• Dog Island – dogs roaming free on a fictional island: http://www.thedogisland.com/
• Tomato Spider: http://webfronter.com/rbkc/tomatospider/

Story Time with Sally the Smartphone and Tommy the Tablet (Vodafone Foundation/ParentZone)

Two stories featuring devices owned by Angus and Annie. The stories explore how Angus and Annie interact with and treat their devices. When they don’t treat them well — like create a weak password or charge them under their pillows at night — the devices start feeling poorly and the children need to find ways to make them well again.

The stories are designed so that children will understand the consequences of being reckless with tech and learn how they can improve their habits. Children reading the stories might have found themselves in similar situations in the past and can learn how to best handle those situations in the future.

https://bit.ly/2F96XdU

Power of image Photography project (Safer Internet Day 2017)

Safer Internet Day 2017 featured a photography project which explores different aspects of the power of image: from the pressure to take the perfect selfie, to the ways that images can be misleading or ambiguous, the six photography briefs challenge young people to consider the impact of images on their lives, while also celebrating the positive power of image to help inspire a better internet.

The six briefs are: Be the change, Look outside the frame, Seeing is not always believing, Picture perfect, Personal information clues, Being me. A gallery of already created images is also available for discussion.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/sid-2017/youth-photo-campaign

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew (Childnet)

The five videos cover Safe (not sharing personal details), Meet, Accept, Reliable and Tell or SMART. These cartoons illustrate the five online safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions. There is a supporting quiz and other resources, and the videos are available in BSL, subtitle and clicker versions and there is a copy of the SMART rules in symbols. Please note this resource was updated in 2016 to include a different SMART crew of young people to be more relevant.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew

The bigger picture (Safer Internet Day 2017)

The education pack for Safer Internet Day 2017 for 7-11 year olds contains an assembly, a play and other activities for this age group together with a video called ‘The Bigger Picture.’ The film looks at the power of images online – how an image can create an impression and how often there is more than meets the eye in an image. It looks at a series of parts of images and asks children what they think is happening and sees how their views change depending on how much of the picture they can see. Also available in BSL and subtitles from Youtube/Vimeo.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/education-packs

Trust Me: a critical thinking resource (Childnet)

The main aim of the Trust Me resource is to educate young people around inaccurate and pervasive information that they might come across online. The secondary education pack contains lesson plans, activities and presentations are provided for 8-10 year olds covering:

• Content - Can you trust everything you see/read online?
• Contacts - Can you trust everyone who contacts you online?

http://www.childnet.com/resources/trust-me

For the full document, please click here.

 
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