In focus: SID2018 Educational resources for 7 to 11 year olds

15 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 7 – 11 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 7-11s aim to help children reflect on their digital empathy skills. Children will recognise what online behaviours are positive, and can make themselves and others feel happy, and what online behaviours are negative, and can upset others, making themselves feel sad too. The activities aim to help children develop strategies to resolve online conflicts and upsets in a healthy and positive way.

Free resources for schools and other settings

The Education Pack for 7-11s and complementary SID TV film provide a range of activities to help schools, youth groups and other settings get involved.

The whole range of resources in this pack, including an assembly, lesson plan, group activities and drama scripts can easily be adapted to suit different settings and sizes of group.

Activities such as the emotion thermometer in the lesson plan encourage children to reflect on how the internet makes them feel. There are also lots of quick activities that encourage children to work in groups to consider what they would do in different scenarios, such as the ‘See it from both sides’ activity. This Education Pack also includes 3 quick drama scripts that can be used to explore the themes in a creative and inventive way, and offers the option to invite parents and carers to watch the plays and join in with Safer Internet Day too.

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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