Jan. 25, 2021
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar, with schools across the world getting involved to create a safer environment for all online. Now celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide, and in its 18th year, Safer Internet Day (9th February) aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. Whatever your school is planning for Safer Internet Day, don’t forget to register as an official supporter of the day.
At 2Simple, we’re celebrating Safer Internet Day with Purple Mash offering several free resources that you can use in your classrooms. By focussing on reliability in the online world, we’re offering learners the chance to explore the theme using the following resources.
2Email is one of our most popular resources on Purple Mash and we have created activities you can use should you be a Purple Mash subscriber to support your use of 2Email. You can use our Impulsive Communications 2Respond activity to explain how impulsive and rash communications online may cause problems and how you would support others. We have also created a Fake Email 2Respond activity where a child receives an email that is fraudulent. Can your students spot the signs?
Some of the resources* have been kindly shared with 2Simple from Childnet. They are available for a limited time after Safer Internet Day on the 9th February 2021. Please refer to Childnet if you require them beyond Safer Internet Day.
We have partnered with UK Safer Internet Centre and Amazon Web Services to put together the Exploring Reliability in the Online World Parent Guide to support parents in recognising the reliability of the information that you encounter online and being able to advise your children enabling them to grow into a responsible digital citizen who is able to keep themselves safe while, at the same time, getting the very best from the digital world.
*The Poster, Social Media Activities, Quick Activities and Assemblies are resources shared by Childnet. Please download their resources here should you wish to use them past Safer Internet Day.