Safer Internet Day 2024. Navigating Online Safety for KS1 and KS2

Safer Internet Day Image of signpostAs Safer Internet Day 2024 approaches, 6th February 2024, it’s a prime opportunity to discuss navigating online safety in education, particularly for our KS1 and KS2 students. This special day provides an engaging backdrop to introduce vital digital literacy skills. Let’s embark on this journey together and explore some innovative resources and activities that will help our students become savvy and secure digital citizens.

Key Insights from the Microsoft Global Online Safety Survey 2023

Recent findings from the Microsoft Global Online Safety Survey 2023 are a stark reminder of the digital dangers facing our young learners. This data underscores the critical need for comprehensive online safety education in primary schools, urging us to integrate these lessons into our curriculum.

Valuable Resources for Online Safety in KS1 and KS2 Classrooms

The UK Safer Internet Centre stands out as a hub for age-appropriate online safety resources for primary school teachers. Their offerings include diverse lesson plans, interactive assemblies, and quick activities, all crafted to initiate impactful discussions on internet safety among young learners.

Engaging Classroom Activities for Digital Literacy and Safety

To bring the concept of online safety alive in your classroom there are lots of great resources to explore from the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet. Tailored for young learners, these resources are a fun way to introduce complex digital concepts such as exploring responses to various online scenarios and fostering digital resilience.

Interland LogoBe Internet Legends programme by Google for Primary School Students offers a treasure trove of digital literacy resources, offering a complete scheme of work, interactive games, and teacher training courses designed to educate children about navigating the internet responsibly. Explore the Be Internet Legends resources at Google’s Be Internet Awesome and Parent Zone.

  • For a structured approach to online safety, Teach Computing provides well-crafted lesson plans and activity sheets that emphasise safe and responsible technology use for each year group. Delve into Teach Computing Curriculum resources at Teach Computing. These resources offer a range of interactive and engaging ways to bring the crucial topic of online safety to life in your classroom, helping to create informed and responsible digital citizens.


Empowering Young Digital Natives for a Safer Internet

As we prepare for Safer Internet Day, you aim to embed these online safety lessons into your everyday teaching, creating a ripple effect that extends beyond just one day? Our collective efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping a safer digital environment where students can confidently explore, learn, and grow.

Our aim is to inspire you to ensure every day is a safer internet day in your classrooms! Share your stories and strategies on our Facebook page and let’s collaborate to enhance online safety education for our young digital natives.

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