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E-Safety and Digital Citizenship

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.

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01: Cyber-bullying

Explore the similarities and differences between bullying and cyber- bullying through role –play.

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02: Passwords, open information and images

Learn about the importance of privacy settings and keeping passwords safe; understand about the pitfalls of sharing photographs and videos.

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03: Emojis and slogans

Reflect on the phrase ‘Think before you send’; consider the meaning and importance of emojis.

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04: In-app purchasing

Understand the hidden costs of app usage and in-app purchasing; plan and discuss cyber-safety game.

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05: Making the game

Review the importance of e-safety; discuss and write rules for digital citizenship; design a cyber-safety board game; invite guests into the classroom to play the game and review e-safety.