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. You can also keep up to date with internet safety inside and outside of the classroom with our advice videos for teachershere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
5 Ways to protect your profile
Stephen and Bláthnaid from Two Tube have 5 quick steps to protect your social media profile.
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/
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.
Talk to someone
Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.
Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18.There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.