Lesson 4 – Keeping you safe online

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the importance of keeping safe online
  • To know the risks of online activity
  • To understand how to protect yourself online

Learning Outcomes

All must have a basic understanding of the good and bad things about using the Internet.  Share experiences of using social media and messaging apps. Know some ways to protect yourself online and how to report behaviour that makes you uncomfortable.  Give basic advice to other students. (Level 3)

Most should discuss the good and bad things about using the Internet.  Share experiences of using social media and messaging apps. Know of several ways to protect yourself online and how to report behaviour that makes you uncomfortable.  Give advice to other students. (Level 4)

Some could discuss the good and bad things about using the Internet and justify the reasons as to why these are good or bad.  Share experiences of using social media and messaging apps and give an opinion on these experiences. Know of several ways to protect yourself online and how to report behaviour that makes you uncomfortable.  Give good quality detailed advice to other students. (Level 5)

Keywords

Words to learn: social media, messaging, risks, user settings

Starter

As a class discuss the good things about the Internet – some points to discuss:

  • What do you use the Internet for?
  • How does technology help us?
  • How has the Internet improved the ways in which we live our lives?
  • How often do we use the Internet in a typical day?
  • What would you miss most of all of the technology you use if you had to live without it for a day?

Hands up – how many people have accounts on the following social networking sites and apps?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Vine

Main

Watch this video, “Consequences”, produced by the CEOP organisation (9 minutes).

Discuss the following things mentioned in the video:

  • Never put pictures of yourself or your friends online that you wouldn’t show your mum, dad, auntie or granny
  • Make sure your user settings are kept to private so only your real friends can get in
  • Make sure you know who is on your friends list
  • Reporting behaviour that makes you uncomfortable

Your teacher will go through the following pages on the CEOP “Thinkuknow” website:

Homework (start in class, finish at home)

Design an A4 poster using HB pencil and colouring pencils (not felt tips) to give advice to Year 6 on how to stay safe when using computers.  The poster should have an appropriate heading and images.  It should include at least three tips on staying safe.  Do not forget to include your name.  Use the A4 paper provided by your Computing teacher.