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Safer Internet Day

Julie St Clair Hoare By Julie St Claire Hoare

Are you looking for ideas for Safer Internet Day in February? Try Hamilton's short blocks of activities for key stage 1 and key stage 2.

Hamilton's E-Safety and Digital Citizenship mini-topics for key stage 1 and upper key stage 2 are just the ticket to put together a single activity or a whole week's worth sessions to help your children make good choices on-line.

Our short key stage 1 topic uses a rainbow structure helps children begin to understand the complex on-line world of opportunities with each colour linked to a key aspect of internet safety:

  • on-line opportunities,
  • how to have positive experiences on-line,
  • identifying trust-worthy sites,
  • protecting personal information,
  • safe passwords,
  • seeking help with on-line concerns.

Children review the 5 sessions by becoming internet agony aunts or uncles and writing an e-safety song to sum up their learning.

Our short key stage 2 topic has 5 separate sessions which can be taught individually or pulled together with the framework of designing and making a cyber-safety board game that covers the following key areas:

  • cyber-bullying and the consequences and outcomes,
  • privacy settings and keeping passwords safe,
  • the potential pitfalls of sharing photographs and videos,
  • ‘Think before you send’,
  • emojis,
  • hidden costs of app usage and in-app purchasing.

Children can review everything they have learned in a final plenary activity by inviting guests into the classroom to play their cyber-safety game.

Explore our E-Safety and Digital Citizenship topic for key stage 1.

Explore our E-Safety and Digital Citizenship topic for key stage 2.