We often come across sites or tools we think others would like to know about too. Here is the beginning of an attempt to share some I have used successfully.
Cybersafety – Digital citizenship
Think about this one before showing it to primary kids but the message is powerful
ThinkuKnow has a large number of videos as well – need to check them for age appropriate material (as with all resources)
For Australian educators and schools , there are Interactive sessions run by ACMA . We conducted the CyberDetectives program which was a great conversation starter.
Netbasics from New Zealand has some interesting ideas
The Adventures of Smarty the Penguin sends a simple message to very young children to Ask before they click
Fantastic activity http://shareit.yhgfl.net/kirklees/kcyps/?p=310
- Give children sticky notes – ask them to write following details on each one – Name, Address, school, birthday, pets, hobbies
- Children stick the notes to their chests
- Ask children to imagine they are going down to the shops with these details on their chests
- Then ask following questions
Does anyone had a problem with that and why?
How would it make you feel?
What bad things might happen as a result?
How many of you have social network profiles?
What do you do on them? etc
5. Watch Jigsaw Video
6. Think/Pair/Share – What have you learned?
7. Children use http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/cafe/base.aspx to practice correct safe on-line behaviour