The NSPCC has developed Share Aware online safety resources to help teachers teach children about using the Internet wisely and safely. It is great to have some different resources which can be used at different times of the year.
Share Aware – resources for schools and teachers. Lesson plans and classroom guidance about staying safe online.
Schools have an important role in teaching children to protect themselves from all kinds of abuse, including online abuse, Share Aware have developed two sets of resources including lesson plans for teacher to use in the classroom.
Lesson plan 1: Alex. This is a 40 minute lesson where children learn about the dangers of taking personal images and posting them online it is based around a video called “I saw your willy,” children are asked to spot danger signs.
This lesson plan has a PowerPoint presentation which should be used during the lesson to teach pupils the dangers of sharing pictures online. There are also leaflets that teachers can order to go along with the lesson.
Lesson plan 2: Lucy This lesson plan is all about Lucy and it demonstrates to pupils the risks of chatting to strangers online. There is a plan and a slideshow ready for downloading and use in the classroom. Again it is a 40 minute lesson that has a video called Lucy and the Boy, teaching the children how someone on the web may not be who they say they are.
Along with the children’s resources there is a downloadable pack for teachers (link below)