We have just launched the latest of our free video resources which families can use together over the coming weeks.
We’ve created these easy-to-follow videos that you can do at home. Each week we will release a new one to do with your child. We have put together this blog to take a closer look at the latest lesson which revolves around what to accept online.
What are the SMART with a heart video lessons?
The SMART with a heart video lessons are a series of six interactive videos. Each one works through one of our SMART rules to introduce simple online safety advice to children and their families.
Who are they designed for?
All the videos are designed for children aged 6-9 years old who should work through them with an adult. We want them to be a fun way of starting important conversations about how to use the internet safely and positively at home.
What is the latest film and what does it cover?
The A rule is all about accepting online and it looks at the different things, and ways, that young people may be asked to accept when online. It helps young people to recognise the important things to look out for and consider before clicking accept, and what they should do if they are ever unsure.
What does someone need to complete it?
If you’re a parent, all you need is your child and a device that can access the internet and play sound. It might be useful to have a pen and paper to hand (in case you want to note anything down) but that’s it!
What do parents need to know before starting?
Nothing - the video is all you need, it delivers key advice and opens up conversations about your child’s online life. If you want to feel a little more prepared, our hot topic on Critical Thinking is written to support parents and carers. Although this is written with more of a focus on reliability online, it still links in with this particular area and includes top tips and conversation starters to use with children of different ages.
Are there any related resources you would recommend for parents to follow up with?
There’s another three videos that are going to be released, so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, you can also take a look at the ‘Get Answers’ section of our website written specifically for primary aged children. Each section includes a short quiz which you could do together with your child. Alternatively, our Family Agreement is a great way to build on the conversations started here, and if you enjoy the video, we have a range of other online safety activities you can do from home available on our website.