30 April 2018
By Rebecca Avery

Being Smart with Your Smartphone – New resource for KS2 from Childnet and PSA

Childnet International and the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) have worked together to create a lesson called Being Smart with Your Smartphone, this resource is designed for teachers to use with 8-11 year olds. The lesson highlights that it is possible to spend real money through your smartphone and gives key strategies to avoid any mishaps.

The resources are split into 3 parts;

  • The Teacher Pack contain detailed lesson plan and extension activities. The lesson looks at the different ways that young people can spend money through their phones (such as in-app purchases or voting on a TV talent show) and gives them practical strategies to help them recognise them and know what to do.
  • The PowerPoint presentation  features examples to highlight in-app purchases and explore tricky terms and conditions.
  • The Student Pack includes worksheets and additional information for pupils.

Further information about the resources is available on the Childnet blog here and the resources can be downloaded here.

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