The A Rule

This is the third of six video lessons designed to support families with online safety at home using Childnet's SMART Rules.

Getting Started

  • Who is this video for? Open or Close

    This video is designed to be used by families at home or can be adapted by educators and professionals working with young people. It is for an adult to deliver directly with children aged 6-9 years old.

  • How does it work? Open or Close

    The video is a mini lesson hosted by one of our experienced education team members. They will talk the audience through a series of activities and discussion points, delivering key online safety messages as you go!

  • How long will it take? Open or Close

    The video lesson will take approximately 15 minutes for a child and adult together, but can be extended with discussion or using the independent follow-up challenges.

  • What do I need? Open or Close

    Nothing at all! Apart from the video itself, you will need no additional resources to deliver the lesson. You might find it useful to have some paper and pencils on hand, but can also very easily work through the lesson without them.

  • What are the follow-up challenges? Open or Close

    The video finishes with three follow-up challenges. These are completely optional and are designed as a fun way for children to extend their learning more independently. At least one of the three challenges can be completed without any additional resources or access to technology (although paper, pencils and a bit of imagination will make them a lot more fun!)

To finish:

  • I'm worried about something a child is experiencing online Open or Close

    After talking together about life online, there's a chance your child may have mentioned something worrying they have seen, heard or experienced. There are lots of organisations who can support you in this situation, including helplines and places you can make a report.

    If you are a parent or carer who needs help then you can find more information and advice here.

    If you are a teacher or professional who needs help then you can find more information and advice here.

  • How can I share my child’s efforts in the follow-up activities? Open or Close

    We always love to see our resources in action! If you would like to share your child’s attempts at one (or more) of the follow-up activities, you can send it to us at [email protected]

  • How can I continue the conversation at home? Open or Close

    We hope this video has helped you talk openly about some of the amazing things you enjoy about life online, but also about the things we can all do to keep ourselves safe. To continue the conversation why not watch the next video in the series. Parents and carers may also find our Parent Toolkit and particularly the Family Agreement helpful.

  • How can I continue the conversation in my school or other educational setting? Open or Close

    We hope this video has helped you talk openly about some of the amazing things you enjoy about life online, but also about the things we can all do to keep ourselves safe. To carry on the conversation why not watch the next video in the series. Teachers and Professionals may also like to think about how they can embed online safety in other areas of the curriculum or browse our other teaching resources.

Meet the narrator

   

Marie joined Childnet in September 2018. She loves chocolate and spending time in the countryside!

You can find out more about Marie on her staff profile.

Other resources to share with children on this topic: