Internet Safety

Students test their knowledge of digital media and talk about the role media plays in their lives. Students test their knowledge of digital media and learn some statistics about media use by taking the Got Media Smarts?

Student Handout quiz. They then create written similes, collages, or digital animations to express the role media plays in their lives. After watching the video, “Perspectives on Social Media,” they draw conclusions about the positive and negative ways digital media affect them and influence the larger culture.

Year 7 

Common Sense Media Lesson

Resources

Curriculum Opportunities

Lesson 1

Digital Life 101

Students are introduced to the 24/7, social nature of digital media and technologies, and gain basic vocabulary and knowledge for discussing the media landscape.

Cybersmart - A Balanced Approach to Using technology

Resources and lesson plans

Childnet - Digital Values

Digital Citizenship resources and lesson plans

Common Sense MediaDigital Life – our kids’ connected culture

Information sheet

UKSIC Safer Internet Day

Internet Mattersinternetmatters.org – information for parents (provided by the main UK ISPs)

Further lesson idea:Create an app or an online quiz/game using students own set of quiz questions related to digital life or use the questions from Got Media Smarts? Quiz Handout

ICT: Developing Ideas -solve problems by developing, exploring and structuring information, and deriving new information for a particular purpose.

Apply ICT to real-world situations when solving problems and carrying out a range of tasks and enquiries

Idea: Create an app or an online quiz/game using students own set of quiz questions related to digital life or use the questions from Got Media Smarts? Quiz Handout

Year 9

Lesson 1

Trillion Dollar Footprint

Students learn that they have a digital footprint and that this information can be searched, copied and passed on, but that they can take some control based on what they post online.

Kidsmart - Digital Footprint

Resource about the impact of a digital footprint

CBBCHorrible Histories – Saxon Monk – Internet Videos are forever

GoogleDigital Footprint - Resources / lesson plans

Know the Net - Are you in the dark about mobile security?

Online Test about mobile security

Information Commissioner’s Office - Resources for Secondary Schools

BBCShare take care

Internet Mattersinternetmatters.org – information for parents (provided by the main UK ISPs)

Further lesson idea:

Research digital footprint of yourself, together with family members or the schools footprint. Discuss findings and impact of information located and reliability of that information.

English: Reading - extract and interpret information, events, main points and ideas from texts

ICT: Finding information - use and refine search methods to obtain information that is well matched to purpose, by selecting appropriate sources.

Range and content - The impact of ICT on individuals, communities and society, including the social, economic, legal and ethical implications of access to, and use of, ICT.

Idea: Research digital footprint of

yourself, together with family members or the schools footprint. Discuss findings and impact of information located and reliability of that information.

Year 8

Common Sense Media Lesson

Resources

Curriculum Opportunities

Lesson 1

My Media

Students review their media habits and the array of media they use on a weekly basis, and reflect on the role of digital media in their lives.

Cybersmart - A Balanced Approach to Using technology Resources and lesson plans

Cybersmart Access – games

ChildnetDigital Citizenship

Resources and lesson plans

Common Sense Media - With Power Comes Responsibility

The ups and downs of digital life

Common Sense Media Library topics from previous version of CSM Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum.

Survey Monkey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/

http://www.onlinecharttool.com/

Tools for analysing and collecting data beyond your own group for comparison:

Further lesson idea:

Create a media blog You could use a blog tool within your school learning platform, or googledocs, facebook, or an online blog tool such as blogger or edublogs

ICT: Developing Ideas - solve problems by developing, exploring and structuring information, and deriving new information for a particular purpose.

Communicating information - communicate and exchange information (including digital communication) effectively, safely and responsibly.

Idea: Create a media blog You could use a blog tool within your school learning platform, or googledocs, facebook, or an online blog tool such as blogger or edublogs

Include personal reflection notes to review the impact of the technology in enabling certain activities to happen, e.g without texting my Mum I couldn’t tell her I’d be late home from school…