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Safer Internet Day: Together for a Better Internet

Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day 2021.

This year, as we are learning at home and engaging in online learning, it is more important than ever to be aware of Online Safety.


Webwise.ie explains:


The Theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“. The aim of the day is a call on young people, parents, teachers, schools, government, businesses to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Safer Internet Day is a day to promote safe and responsible use of the internet, a day for us to consider how all the different ways we use the internet and how we can make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.


Think!

This week, think about how we get together at home for a better internet.

Who uses the internet at home?

How often and for how long are you online each day?

What websites/ apps do you use the most?

Where are you when you use your device?

Why is Internet Safety important for you and your family?


Design:

Make a poster to show 4 - 5 safety rules you follow at home.

For example:

* Keep your passwords safe

* Make sure you have a Chat Buddy

* Remember to monitor your screen time and make sure to spend more time OFFline (5: 1 rule from our posters in school).


Read the lyrics/ listen to the 'Rules of the Internet' song below for more reminders.


Younger pupils could draw a picture of how they make sure they are safe using their devices online.


Post

Why not send your Internet Safety Rules posters or pictures to your teacher on Seesaw


Below, find the lyrics to the Rules of the Internet Song and a link to a recording of the song, too.







Below are some of the webwise.ie resources for use in primary school.

HTML Heroes is suitable for 3rd and 4th class pupils:


My Selfie and the Wider World is suitable for pupils of 5th and 6th class:


In the resources above, there are puzzles, quizzes and videos.



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