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This topic offers an engaging way to cover the vital subject of e-safety. Through the creation of a cyber-safety game understand the following key areas: the meaning of cyber-bullying and the consequences and outcomes; the importance of privacy settings and keeping passwords safe; the pitfalls of sharing photographs and videos; the phrase ‘Think before you send’; the meaning and importance of emojis; the hidden costs of app usage and in-app purchasing. Finally review all you have learned by inviting guests into the classroom to play the cyber-safety game.
This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. 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.
Reflect on the phrase ‘Think before you send’; consider the meaning and importance of emojis and text-talk; understand and spot the features of phishing emails.
Understand the implications of copyright and fair dealing for images and text online; spot reliable and unreliable websites.
Understand the hidden costs of app usage and in-app purchasing; explore the social networking and gaming world and consider the importance of privacy and personal information.
Learn about the importance of creating effective passwords and keeping them safe; review e-safety issues.
Explore the similarities and differences between bullying and cyber- bullying. Review the importance of e-safety; discuss and write rules for digital citizenship; design a cyber-safety board game or online quiz for your class and others to see if they are e-safe.
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