In focus: SID2018 Educational resources for 14-18 year olds

25 Jan 2018 Becca Cawthorne

For Safer Internet Day 2018, the UK Safer Internet Centre has created educational resources for 3-18s, including resources tailored for 14-18 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 14-18 year olds aim to give young people the opportunity to discuss how going online makes them feel and the impact this has on them and others. We want to empower young people to take a lead and actively campaign on the aspects of their online lives they want to celebrate or those they want change.

Free resources for schools and other settings

The Education Pack for 14-18 year olds and complementary SID TV film provide a range of activities to help schools, youth groups and other settings get involved. In the pack you will find an assembly and script, lesson plan, quick activities, whole school activities and a poster to promote the day.

Three of the activities in the Education Pack are: 

Run a campaign

In the whole school activities there is a guide to running a campaign and a video to show young people how to create a campaign film in less than 20 minutes! This is a great way for young people to come together and make a difference. 

Show empathy online

It can be difficult to appreciate how someone may be feeling online or what impact a comment or not being included can have. Through our screens is one of the Quick Activities and gives young people the chance to identify 5 emotions a person may be feeling when online and then explore this through writing. Young people could do this after reading about something that happened online or more generally. This will help them to support others online.

My online hero

There are lots of people using the power and the influence of the internet to make a difference. My online hero is a fantastic way for young people to showcase who inspires them and celebrate the positive connections people make online. You will find this amongst the Quick Activities.

Guidance for educators

We have 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 our registration form to become an official supporter on our website and receive your supporter certificate.

Plus download our templates to make your pledges for the Safer Internet Day social media campaign #ItStartsWithUs.

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