We use the Internet for so many things; keeping in touch with our friends and family, playing games, doing our homework and even ordering our shopping. When we go online, it is important to keep ourselves safe.
By remembering some simple rules, we can all enjoy the benefits of being online while staying safe.
Teach your children about staying safe online using our handy topic guide!
- Use these drama activities to explore issues to do with Internet Safety.
- Explore our teaching ideas for the book Penguinpig.
- Checkout our list of ideas for Safer Internet Day.
- We have lots of ideas for the book Chicken Clicking.
- Make an e-safety game.
- The Cybersmart Challenge has three lessons, focussing on image sharing, privacy and cyberbullying.
- Download our enormous Internet Safety Pack for heaps of resources.
- Use these Internet Safety posters to encourage children to stay safe online.
- Talk about how to deal with online safety situations using these downloadable posters.
- Download Digiduck’s Big Decision, a story about being a good friend online (3–7 years)
- eSafetykids has clear, simple advice on keeping safe.
Online Safety Facts
- More than 4.5 billion people around the world were using the Internet at the start of 2020, and 3.8 billion of them use social media.
- The Internet really started in the late 1960s, when computers began to be linked together, but it was not until 1989 (when Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web) that it began to be widely used.
- It is a good idea to use different passwords for each site and app, to keep your information secure.
- For most Social Media sites, you need to be at least 13 to sign up for an account.
- Never give out personal information (such as your name, age or where you go to school) online.
Lee & Kim
This cartoon, aimed at KS1 children (5-7) shows children why it is important to keep personal information safe.
Running time: 8:35
Staying safe online
Learn rules to stay safe online.
Running time: 3:06
Lifebabble – Staying Safe Online
Discover these online safety tips from CBBC.
Running time: 1:50
Lady Jane Grey Online Spam
Find out what happens when Lady Jane Grey clicks on an email offering her the crown of England.
Running time: 2:55
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