Sunday, 4 February 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018


Safer Internet Day (SID)   seeks to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile devices, especially among children and young people across the world.  SID 2018 will be celebrated on 6 February 2018 with the theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with  you".

If you visit Safer Internet Website,  you will  find a gallery of resources you can use for educational activities. All you have to do is  search by keyword, language and age  to find resources to meet your needs.

If you allow me to help you choose a very useful resource for teenage learners, have a look at  this one : it is a lesson plan on  how to make strong passwords, how to avoid malware and hacking by keeping anti-virus and software updated always, and how to detect safe web shops from online scam shops. It also  offers advice on how to take control over your digital life, and on what to and what not to share on your social media profiles. You can download the resource  ”Staying Safe Online – Youth and Digital Security” here.

(This resource is an international version of the original Danish booklet “Unge og Digital Sikkerhed”, which is used in the Danish Money Week from 2017 and beyond.  Original version was  written in corporation by a series of Danish organizations and institutions: Finance Denmark, The Danish Police, The Agency for Digitization, The e-mark, The Media Council for Children and Young People in Denmark.)

I wish to acknowledge the great help provided by the organizations and institutions above and  extend my gratitude to  the many partners that support Safer Internet Day  with awareness-raising events and educational  resources to  make the internet a safer and better place.

If you prefer to approach the topic through Music, I recommend this complete resource by the British Council  based  on " I like it", song which was  created three years ago  by members of GMCBeats rap workshops and Webwise Ireland to celebrate Safer Internet Day.  The resource  includes  both interactive exercises and   worksheets that can be downloaded.

Why not enjoy the rap song while you decide on the resource you like the best?

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