8 November 2018
By Rebecca Avery

Safer Internet Day 2019 - education packs for 3-18 year olds available

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of new educational resources to support educators for Safer Internet Day 2019 which is taking place on Tuesday, 5th February.

Free to download, the resources are tailored for 3-18 year olds and looks at the topic of consent online, and the ways that we ask for, give and receive permission on the internet. Tailored for each key stage, the Education Packs include lesson plans, assemblies, posters, and other quick activities to engage young people in Safer Internet Day.

There are 4 education packs for young people, a pack for parents and carers, and a pack to support educators. Each pack has its own age appropriate content and theme:

  • The pack for 3-7s includes a lesson plan for 3-5s and for 5-7s using interactive and imaginative activities that explore the concept of the internet and our choices, as well as a brand new story which tells the tale of two friends who work together to make good choices online
  • The pack for 7-11s explores what consent looks like online, with a creative drama activity to help children understand what it feels like to be offered a choice.
  • The pack for 11-14s is filled with discussion starters, practical activities, and real-life examples. This pack explores the difference between active and passive consent and the situations online where each is used.
  • The pack for 14-18s provides videos that give top tips about online consent, and lots of activities to look at the tricky issue of consent online whether it be between friends or with companies and their use of our data.
  • The pack for parents and carers includes activities, conversation starters and information to help parents and carers talk to their children about how to navigate the issue of consent in a digital age in a safe, responsible and respectful way.
  • The pack for educators includes ideas for getting the most out of the Safer Internet Day packs and supporting young people with the issue of consent in a digital age, as well as advice on handling disclosures about online risk. This pack includes:
    • A guide to celebrating Safer Internet Day in your education setting
    • Information about handling disclosures and sensitive topics
    • Advice for talking to the press about your Safer Internet Day activities
    • Information about how you can spread the word of Safer Internet Day even further

Each of the Education Packs will soon have an accompanying SID TV educational film, designed to complement the lessons and learning objectives.

Last year Safer Internet Day reached 45% of young people in the UK, and 30% of UK parents, and this year the UK Safer Internet Centre want to reach even more! Make sure you visit www.saferinternetday.org.uk to register your school/organisation as a Safer Internet Day supporter and download the campaign toolkit to show your support online.