It is important when accessing and sharing information online that students are aware of potential dangers and that they behave in a responsible manner. As an extension of classroom rules discuss rules for online safety and acceptable online behaviour. Students plan a retelling of a relevant text and create the story using a familiar presentation software. Explore bookmarked websites to gather information for a class context.
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There are many situations, connected to the internet, in which people are asked for their personal information.
Personal information can be used to identify a particular person and care must be taken when providing this information. It is potentially dangerous for strangers to have your personal information.
Young children must check with a trusted adult before sharing any personal information online.
All schools have rules for acceptable behaviour in the classroom.
Acceptable behaviour extends into the online space. Two considerations include the protection of the student and how to behave socially.
Your school may have a values statement that students are expected to adhere to. This could encompass staying safe online and acceptable behaviours.
When undertaking a joint task to create a simple digital solution young students in particular need guidance and support about how to work together and manage the task.
One way to facilitate students working together is to ask them to plan their solution through drawing. This provides an opportunity for students to think through their ideas and piggyback off one another to develop an agreed solution.
This phase also offers an opportunity for teacher guidance to prompt student thinking and to clarify how certain aspects of the task may be achieved; for example: Who will do what part of the task? What resources are required? In what order can the tasks be done?
Providing and gaining feedback on a digital solution in a safe online space enables students to apply appropriate social behaviours.
Bookmark relevant, safe websites to prevent students from coming across inappropriate online content.