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Safer Internet Day

By Julie St Clair Hoare - 24 Jan 2024

Are you looking for ideas for Safer Internet Day on the 6th of 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.