Classroom Videos

The team at Webwise has put together a series of videos on internet safety addressing a range of topics for both primary and post-primary level.

 

The videos are free to download for you, your school or your organisation. The resource videos can be used to help young people learn all they need to know about using new media in a safe, secure and positive way.

Primary School Videos

 

HTML Heroes Online Safety Code Song STOP THINK CHECK

Stop Think Check – Online Safety Code (HTML Heroes) from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

Join Ruby and Archie as they sing the Online Safety Code! Find the lyrics and supporting activities in Lesson 5 of HTML Heroes (1st and 2nd Class).

HTML Heroes: What is the Internet?

 

HTML Heroes – What Can I Trust Online?

HTML Heroes – An Introduction to the Internet. This short animation deals with the issue of critical thinking. In short, who puts information on the internet and why they put it there. For supporting activities go to: webwise.ie/lessons/3-what-can-i-trust-online/

 

HTML Heroes – What is Online Advertising?

This animation is part of the HTML Heroes Education Programme and is designed to introduce a discussion about other types of advertising such as social media influencer blogs/posts, sponsored articles, social media posts and YouTube videos such as ‘unboxing videos’. For supporting activities go to: webwise.ie/lessons/3-what-can-i-trust-online/

 

HTML Heroes – What is Cyberbullying?

This short animation is part of the HTML Heroes Programme and is designed to introduce pupils to the topic of cyberbullying and online harassment. Help pupils identify what forms cyber-bullying can take and how they can effectively respond to it. Supporting lessons can be found here: webwise.ie/lessons/6-respectful-communication-online/

 

Vicky’s Party

This short animation forms part of the Myselfie Teaching Resource. Vicky’s Party addresses the topic of Cyber Bullying, exclusion as a form of bullying and gives pupils a chance to empathise with those affected by it. It will also motivate them to act responsibly and intervene in a positive and safe way.

 

The Match

Part of the Myselfie Teaching Resource – Lesson 3, How Bullying Feels and How Best to Respond, gives students an opportunity to explore the emotions involved in a cyber bullying situation and to develop strategies for coping effectively.

 

The Photo

Part of the Myselfie Teaching Resource. Lesson 4: You’ve been framed, will help the students to reflect on their photo sharing practices. They will examine the characteristics of digital photographs; focusing on what makes them different from traditional photographs.

Post-Primary Videos

 

Here are a number of videos that are more suitable for post-primary level students. You can also keep up to date with internet safety inside and outside of the classroom with our advice videos for teachers here.

 

Title: The Full Picture

The Full Picture from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

The Full Picture is a short film exploring how young people use social media to connect and share. The film highlights the influences and pressures young people face online and encourages them to see the full picture. Social media helps us share our lives but it does not tell the whole story. The campaign encourages young people to be mindful of what influences them and how they respond to pressures online.

 

Title: Explained: What is Big Data?

Explained: What is Big Data? from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

‘Big data’ has transformed the economy we live in. Over the last few decades, it’s become far cheaper to collect and store, and much more valuable to own and use. It’s now overtaken oil to become the most valuable resource in the world.

This video is one of the supporting animations for Connected – an introduction to digital media literacy.

For more information and lessons go to: webwise.ie/connected/

 

Title: Explained: What is False Information?

Explained: What is False Information? from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

With so much information at our fingertips it can be easy to come across something online that isn’t quite as accurate or reliable as it should be.
This kind of information is often called Fake News but a better description might be false information because it affects more than news stories.

This video is one of the supporting animations for Connected – an introduction to digital media literacy.

For more information and lessons go to: webwise.ie/connected/

 

Title: Connected

Connected from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

Based on real life experiences, Connected is a short film exploring how young people communicate and connect online. The film encourages young people to reflect on why their actions matter and the impact it can have on others.

 

Title: #BeInCtrl

#BeInCtrl – A Short Film on Online Grooming from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

Created to compliment the Be in Ctrl teaching resource, this video depicts the stories of two teenagers subjected to online sexual coercion and extortion. The purpose of this video is to inform young people that this behaviour is a crime, raise awareness of how to protect themselves online, where to find help and support and to give them Ctrl!

 

Title: Say No!

This short film (10 minutes) is based on a composite of real events developed by Europol. The film depicts the story of two teenagers, Anna and George, who become victims of online coercion and exploitation. This video is part of lesson 1 of the Be in Ctrl educational resource.  
Don’t fall for it – Say No! 
This short video addresses the topic online sexual coercion through Anna’s Story. This video is part of lesson 2 of the Be in Ctrl educational resource.  
Don’t fall for it – Say No! (George’s story)

This short video addresses the topic online sexual extortion through George’s Story. This video is part of lesson 3 of the Be in Ctrl educational resource.  
  

For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only addresses the topic of non-consensual image-sharing among teens. The video is part of the Lockers Teaching Resource which includes two corresponding lessons. The video can also be used to lead a class discussion and can be viewed alongside the Just For Fun video (below).

 

Just For Fun

Part of the Lockers Teaching Resource which includes a corresponding lesson; Just For Fun addresses the topic of non-consensual image sharing. The video can be used alongside For Your Eyes Only (above) or can be viewed as a single case study.

 

Forever

This short video addresses the topic of sexting and potential consequences. Forever can be used to lead a class discussion or as an additional case study for the Lockers Teaching resource. The video is also supported by a website offering information and support: watchyourspace.ie/forever

 

UP2US

Music producer & Artist – Bitter Rocc made this short clip encouraging us all to do something to tackle online bullying for the Safer Internet Day. It’s part of an anti-cyber bullying campaign called #UP2US. Find out more here: http://www.watchyourspace.ie/

 

Promise

Bullying won’t go away if we do nothing! But it can if you do something. It’s up to all of us to create and shape the on-line spaces that we like to spend our time in. Stand-up to cyber bullying by visiting our site watchyourspace.ie and posting your response.

 

I Like It

Use the Safer Internet Day rap to promote an anti-bullying message and to help improve comprehension skills. The British Council has developed activities, based on our rap, for teenagers learning English as a foreign language. These interactive matching activities could also be used to improve literacy skills in a primary classroom.

(Irish version available here)

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