For Safer Internet Day 2018, the UK Safer Internet Centre has created educational resources for 3-18s, including resources tailored for 11-14 year olds.
Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
The resources for 11-14 year olds aims to reflect on how the online world can influence and put pressure on us and consider how we can respond to online pressure. It will also explore ways we can create more positive connections and share respect online.
Free resources for schools and other settings
The Education Pack for 11-14 year olds and complementary SID TV film provide a range of activities to help schools, youth groups and other settings get involved.
The pack includes a full lesson plan with accompanying resources which explores the amount of influence the online world has on us and how and when this translates into pressure. It includes engaging discussions, an ‘are you easily influenced?’ quiz, challenges and scenarios to be explored. The pack also includes an assembly which focuses on digital wellbeing and how being online can affect us. There are also challenges and activities which can be completed by a whole school/ club or small quick activities. These include busting the digital myths from the digital truths and creating a 30 digital wellbeing challenge.
All the activities can easily be adapted to suit different types of educational or recreational settings and amount of time and resources needed have been indicated.
Guidance for educators
The UK Safer Internet Centre has also created a guidance pack for the people delivering the Safer Internet Day messages in your school, youth group or other setting.
This gives further advice about how to mark Safer Internet Day and information about how to handle disclosures and sensitive topics, as well as how you can spread the word even further, including by contacting local press.
Join hundreds of organisations across the UK
You can link up with the wider campaign taking place across the UK – and globally in over 130 countries – by joining the social media campaign and registering as an official supporter.
Simply complete this registration form to become an official supporter on the UK Safer Internet website and receive your supporter certificate.
Plus download these templates to make your pledges for the Safer Internet Day social media campaign #ItStartsWithUs.