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E-Safety Mini Topic
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 develop understanding in 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.

Session 1 Online opportunities: the wonders of the digital world

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.
  • Identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Teaching and Activities

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

Teaching Outcomes
To identify the many uses of digital technology. To explore how individuals within the class use digital technology. To use a range of applications for positive outcomes.

Children will:

  • Explore and try out various uses of the online world.
  • Identify things they like to do online.
  • Identify any rules that help them to use the online world positively and responsibly.

Provided Resources

  • Sunshine and raincloud images
  • Online use cards
  • Uses of digital technology list

You Will Need

  • Large card rainbow
  • Ribbons of differing rainbow colours
  • Tablets or laptops or desktops
  • Internet access
  • Interactive white board

Session 2 Reliable or not: what is worth trusting online?

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.
  • Identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Teaching and Activities

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.

Teaching Outcomes
To recognise that people we meet online are strangers and can not necessarily be trusted. To understand that information online is not always reliable. To understand that attachments and pop-ups should not be opened without checking they are safe first.

Children will:

  • Understand the dangers of ‘meeting’ people online - who to trust and who not to trust.
  • Identify some basic features of a reliable and unreliable website and carry out a ‘safe’ online search.
  • Understand that attachments and pop-ups are not always from reliable sources and can be unsafe to open.

You Will Need

  • Masks and disguises
  • Granite samples

Session 3 Keeping tight hold of personal information

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of ICT.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.
  • Identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Teaching and Activities

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.

Teaching Outcomes
To understand what personal information is and how to keep it safe. To know when it is and is not safe to share personal information online. To know what a password is for and to be able to create a strong password and online nickname.

Children will:

  • Know when sharing of personal information is and is not safe.
  • Identify information that is safe to share and what is not safe to share online.
  • Understand the importance of keeping passwords safe.

Provided Resources

  • Fake passwords
  • Challenge cards
  • Scenario cards
  • Photographs for challenge cards

You Will Need

  • Children's photographs
  • Counters

Session 4 Who can help?

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.
  • Identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Teaching and Activities

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!

Teaching Outcomes
To understand that sometimes things don’t appear quite ‘right’ online and can be dangerous or distressing. To know when to ask an adult for help or advice. To identify personal ‘safe’ adults who children can trust about online worries.

Children will:

  • Know how to recognise when something isn’t right online.
  • Suggest when they need to tell an adult about something online.
  • Identify ‘safe’ adults, who children can tell about online worries.

You Will Need

  • Circles of coloured card
  • Hoops

Session 5 Decisions, decisions

Objectives

Computing

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.
  • Identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Teaching and Activities

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?

Teaching Outcomes
To know what is meant by a safe and unsafe decision online. To identify safe solutions for a range of online scenarios. To create a key message statement for one aspect of e-safety.

Children will:

  • Understand what is meant by a safe and unsafe decision online.
  • Discuss a range of online scenarios and offer advice.
  • Compose a song verse about one aspect of e-safety.

You Will Need

  • Filming and recording equipment