SID 2012 - What can Schools and Settings do to get involved?
The theme for Safer Internet Day 2012 will be 'Connecting generations' and will
take place on the 7th February 2012 to encourage all internet users,
whatever their age, to discover the digital world together safely. The
UK Safer Internet Centre will be encouraging parents, carers and grandparents
to connect with their children and young people and to share their ideas for
staying safe online with others. Similarly, Safer Internet Day will be a call
to action for children and young people, supported by their schools, in sharing
their knowledge on how to stay safe with the community around them.
Let the Safer Internet Centre know your plans!
Schools can send in to the
UK Safer Internet Centre, in no more
than 140 characters (i.e. a txt), how they are planning to mark Safer
Internet Day 2012. This may be working with children, it could be raising
awareness in your local shopping centre, it could be organising for children to
help senior citizens to get online for the first time! The opportunities are
endless! Send your school logo and text to firstname.lastname@example.org and
these will be added to Safer Internet Centre website.
New Resources to use on SID from Childnet International
Childnet International has developed new resources to support schools taking part
in Safer Internet Day on the 7th February 2012. The new Safer Internet Day Education Resources aim
to help teachers think about how to address and cover Safer Internet Day in the
classroom. A series of resources have been designed for both the Primary and Secondary age groups.
- Use the lesson plan to enable debate
and discussion surrounding internet issues. Challenge young people to
understand the concerns of other generations. Showcase your debate to
peers, parents, carers and grandparents; and give them the chance to join
- Create an awareness
raising campaign in your school to encourage all generations of the local
community to connect to the internet safely!
- This free content can
be downloaded from the UK Safer Internet Site at www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/download-schools-pack
- Use the lesson plan to enable your
pupils to share their internet knowledge with their peers and with a
selected audience within the community, to facilitate an exciting and
collaborative group learning experience.
- Create a class song / jingle / rap /
short play or sketch titled "How we connect online and why we love the
internet" IN ADVANCE of Safer Internet Day that can be showcased at the
end of the SID assembly on 7 February 2012.
- This free content can be
downloaded from the UK Safer Internet Site at www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/download-schools-pack
Infant and Early Years
- The Early Surfers' Zone is designed for the parents, carers and
educators of 3-7 year olds, to help introduce young children to the idea
of internet safety, in an age-appropriate, fun and engaging way. The site
introduces the character of Smartie the Penguin, who learns to be safe online,
by asking his family for help whenever anything happens to make him feel upset,
confused or worried. The resources include a new printable E-book,
accompanying questions for discussion (for parents / carers / staff who are
reading the story), a lesson plan with relevant curriculum links, and
subsequent follow-up activity ideas for children to complete at home. There is
also an art gallery for children to submit their posters and creative work.
Internet Day Live Radio Show
Safer Internet Day Live, the internet radio
programme, will be broadcasting on the day. Building on the success of Safer
Internet Day 2011, the marathon programme will hear from world leading experts,
those being children and young people! The programme is truly interactive - it
doesn't have listeners but participants. The programme will have sections
focusing on particular subjects. The UK
Safer Internet Centre are specifically looking for groups of children to appear
on the programme- either live or pre recorded and would love to hear
from you if your school or organisation has such a group who would like to be
broadcast across the globe. The children can tell us how they use online
technologies, put questions to our interviewees, or tell others how they are
marking Safer Internet Day at home, at school and with friends! Get in touch
express your interest to take part in the programme.
New Resources to use on SID from CEOP
the 7th February CEOP will be hosting the "Parents' and Carers'
Guide to the Internet", ready to broadcast anywhere
from schools and offices, to phones and homes. This will be a short TV-style
programme which schools and settings will be available to download or stream
from the Thinkuknow site. The programme will be an entertaining and
light-hearted look at what it's like to bring up children in the online world -
featuring clips and tips from some surprising sources!
want schools to get parents, carers, childminders, and grandparents to tune in, and here's
School could run a parent and
carers event, showing the programme and following it up with activities from
Schools can encourage parents and carers to watch the programme from the
comfort of their own homes if
they are unable to attend your session;
Schools can get children and
young people involved using activities supplied by CEOP prior to the
Schools can get involved with the event through interacting directly with the CEOP Team on the day.
are providing the following resources:
- A short
to market the event, this aims to get parents and carers thinking about
what their children are up to online and how they can get involved. This will be released on the Thinkuknow
site at the end of January.
- A TV style
that can be streamed live online on the 7th February or
downloaded from the Thinkuknow website from the 1st week of
- A resource
will be available to download from the Teacher/Trainers area of the
Thinkuknow site which can be downloaded from the 9th January This will include:
- Posters and letters that you can use to publicise events to parents and
- Activity sheets to get young people involved in the day that can be used
in the run up to SID;
Briefing notes for running an event; and
A presentation to use with parents once they've watched the programme.
All of these resources, and more, are available to
professionals working with children and young people who register at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers
For Kent Schools and Settings
The e-Safety Officer is
looking for Kent Schools to take part in activities
across the county. Please contact email@example.com
if your school is taking part in SID12 or if your school would be interested in
joining in or supporting an event.