The UK Safer Internet Center is getting ready for their Safer Internet Day in February next year by producing a range of Internet safety resources for teachers and students, a student survey, and an Internet IQ safety test.
The Safer Internet school packs are available for both Primary and Secondary level students, and include lesson plans, classroom activities, staff guidance and posters. They also have resources for parents that give handy tips on Facebook, Social Gaming and Social Networking.
They are also giving children and young people the opportunity to tell the government and internet industry what they believe their online rights are through the ‘Have your Say’ survey. Two surveys have been developed, for primary age (7-11 years) and secondary age (11-18 years) pupils, and children and young people around the UK are encouraged to complete the survey before the 31st October 2012.
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“The Have your Say survey will also help us to highlight the responsibilities of government and the internet industry, and what else needs to be done to make the internet a safer place. It will give children and young people the chance to reflect on their own online responsibilities, considering how the way they act online can affect their own and other people’s online experiences.”
The Internet Safety IQ test is another resource that is useful for both parents, teachers and students. The test gives you a ‘Internet Safety IQ’ based on your results, and gives tips and guidelines on how to behave safer online.
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Silvia Gallagher is the Head of Content for AvatarGeneration. Her background is in online learning, virtual worlds, and educational games. In her spare time she likes riding bikes over mountains and playing around with new technology.