Digital citizenship resources that can be used by individuals across the primary age range are being shared by Common Sense Education. Many of these may be useful to use for revision, as we come toward the summer holidays where children may spend more time that ever on the Internet.
“Watch-and-reflect videos: 15-minute activities
Students absolutely love our videos, which include songs, poems, whimsical animations, and our fun characters, the Digital Citizens! Use the quick activity guides below, which include links to our videos, along with reflection questions you can send to students.”(Common Sense Education)
Whilst children are in school, you certainly do not need to send them questions but the questions are there for classroom discussion.
The videos and notes are also in Spanish, so if children are learning Spanish that could be a fun way to look at them to see what they can make out!
The list of resources gets progressively harder for older children – starting from about Year One:
- Pause & Think Online pause and think about how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online.
- How Technology Makes You Feel a poem to help children reflect on feelings when using technology.
- Internet Traffic Light a poem, helping children understand how to assess appropriate web sites
- We the Digital Citizens pupils take a pledge to be safe, responsible, and respectful when traveling through the online world.
- Follow the Digital Trail pupils learn about their digital footprint.
- Rings of Responsibility pupils start to understand how to balance their responsibilities to themselves and others in the digital world.
- The Power of Words pupils consider cyber bullying and strategies to use when confronted with it.
- Private and Personal Information pupils learn more about protecting their personal safely and understand what is private information that should not be shared.
- Keeping Games Fun and Friendly Pupils learn how to have fun when communicating in online games with others.
- Super Digital Citizen pupils role play superheroes that are able to solve digital dilemmas in responsible ways.
- My Media Balance Pupils learn how to make informed media choices online.
- What’s Cyberbullying? Pupils learn what cyberbullying is and how to deal with it.
- Reading News Online Pupils learn about online news articles, advertising and sponsored content.