Safer Internet Day Presentations

Safer Internet Day Presentations

These Safer Internet Day PowerPoint Presentations (available for Primary and Post Primary) aim to provide context to the aim and purpose of Safer Internet Day; an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. The presentations can be delivered by school leaders or teachers at a whole school assembly. They include some warmer activities that can be used with young people to introduce them to the topic of online safety. Additional optional activities will be available for teachers to adapt this presentation to suit delivery during class time.

The presentations are designed to assist schools in promoting awareness of Safer Internet Day in their school and assist the leadership of their Safer Internet Day Ambassadors in running an effective internet safety awareness raising campaign.

Internet Safety Resources

It is recommended that the school engage in internet safety lessons to support students in schools. Webwise offers free teaching and classroom resources for both primary and post-primary schools.

The resources can be accessed here: https://www.webwise.ie/teachers/resources/

Preparation

Before accessing the Safer Internet day Presentations, make sure you have a run through and look through the following points:

  1. Download the presentation beforehand and read all material including the script.
  2. Test the video/audio ahead of the talk.
  3. Review the schools AUP, and Social Media Policy as the talk gives you the opportunity to discuss positive and negative uses of the internet and managing online wellbeing.
  4. As the Connected film featured in the Post Primary presentation is based on real life experiences, it covers sensitive issues that can impact on the wellbeing of students. 
  5. Liaise with the Pastoral Care team and SPHE department beforehand and ask that someone from this area be present during the talk. It is important that teachers are aware of the school’s child protection policy and that they follow its procedures carefully in cases where students make sensitive disclosures.
  6. Familiarise yourself with any issues that may be currently ongoing in the school. For example; an app may be causing some concern, check Webwise.ie/parents for more information on popular apps.
  7. Ahead of the talk, it is recommended you print and distribute the Webwise Parents’ Guide to a Better Internet for students to take home to parents/guardians. This can be downloaded here: https://www.webwise.ie/guides-parents/
  8. The presentations are designed to take approx. 30 mins to complete. Webwise does not recommend editing content of the presentation.
  9. The Primary Presentation contains supplementary slides for classroom teachers to complete with their pupils. This includes follow on activities that follow on from the topics discussed in the main presentation. The extended activities in the Primary presentation are aimed at 4th-6th class as they come from the MySelfie resource and the Post Primary resource both available at www.webwise.ie/teachers/resources/
  10. Leave time for questions at the end of the talk. If there are some questions you are unable to answer, direct students to the available supports; Webwise.ie and ispcc.ie
  11. If you have any questions in relation to the presentation beforehand, please contact us directly at internetsafety@pdst.ie.

Safer Internet Day Presentations

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