E-Safety Mini Topic - KS1 - FREE

E-Safety Mini Topic - KS1

This mini-topic offers an engaging way to cover the vital subject of e-safety. Through the creation of a cyber-safety rainbow, children will understand the following key areas: the meaning of staying safe online; the importance of keeping personal information and passwords safe; the potential dangers of meeting people online; how to find safe and reliable content; who to go to for help; and how to enjoy safely the many opportunities the internet has to offer. As children collect their rainbow paints they can build their cyber-rainbow to remind them of the pleasures and pitfalls of the online world.

This Topic is written for Key Stage 1. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Online opportunities: the wonders of the digital world

Earn your orange rainbow paint by looking at the opportunities the internet offers and how to have positive experiences online.

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02: Reliable or not: what is worth trusting online?

This time you are looking to claim your red rainbow paint - explore how some things online (people and places) are reliable and others aren’t. Learn how to identify those sites you can trust.

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03: Keeping tight hold of personal information

Can you earn your indigo rainbow paint by exploring when it is and isn’t safe to share personal information. You will also learn about passwords, why we have them, and how to keep them safe.

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04: Who can help?

Find out about getting help with the online world and how to voice your concerns. Learn about when you need to tell an adult about something and who to go to when you know something isn’t right. You can earn your green and violet rainbow paints in the process!

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05: Decisions, decisions

Explore the online world by becoming online agony aunts and uncles and by composing your very own e-safety song. Can you earn your final two colours, (yellow and blue) by spotting what to say yes to and what might be a bad idea?