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SHARP is a selection of web pages all about e-Safety. e-Safety means staying safe when using the internet and other technology. Click on the menu buttons to the right of this page to go to different pages to find information, support and guidance about e-Safety. New Bridge wants you to be able to use different technology in school but to make sure everyone is safe and respected there are rules for all pupils and students to follow.
At home, there are lots of resources parents and carers may find useful including:
- a wealth of information from the UK Safer Internet Centre including a guide on how to set up parental controls on your home internet here
- lots of good advice from the NSPCC on how to keep children safe online here including their #ShareAware campaign highlighting the dangers of sharing information and images
- the NSPCC have also reviewed a range of social networks, apps and games and produced a guide to the ones children use most here
- a digital parenting guide produced by Vodaphone here
- a guide to the different live streaming apps here
- useful e-Safety advice when buying technology for young people from Childnet here
- a US based website which reviews video games, films and books and gives parents guidance on their suitability for particular age groups here
Technology is part of our everyday life and personal devices such as mobile phones, tablets and iPads are used by many of you at New Bridge. We want you to be able to use social media, personal devices and technology in general at school. We want to make sure you have the skills to use technology and social media safely and respectfully. The e-Safe Award has been set up to recognise students who fully understand e-Safety. To gain the award you will need to complete the 5 sessions and pass a final test. You will also need to agree to the e-Safe rules and sign the Young Person Acceptable Use Agreement. You will then be presented with the e-Safe Award and be expected to be a role model to others when using technology in school.
What the e-Safe Award will involve:
- Types of technology
- Types of e-safety
- E-safe rules
- How to report
- Types of Malware
- Safe use of emails
- Protecting your computer devices
- What to do about cyberbullying
- Safe use of social media
- Understanding grooming
- Understanding what is against the law
- Fake profiles
- Understanding what radicalisation means
- Knowing what extremism is
- Signs of radicalisation
- Talk about being an e-safe role model
- Recap the topics of e-safety
- Complete the e-Safe Award test
Technology has changed the way we live our everyday lives. From setting our alarm clock, to buying our food, to communicating with our friends, to socialising at the weekend, technology is shaping the world we live in. We use so much technology from day to day, why shouldn’t we use this technology in school? But when we do use technology, we have to be safe and respectful.
What do you think e-Safety is?
The ‘e’ in e-safety stands for electronic so we can be talking about any kind of electronic device like a phone, tablet, computer or games console. We also mean the way we use the internet too.
Task 1: Read the e-Safe Rules on the Home Page.
- Do you understand them?
- Do you agree with them?
Task 2: Talk to the person next to you about the different technology you use.
- Make a list of all the different types of technology you use.
- Share the list with the group.
- How many are there?
Task 3: Look at the slideshow
- What are the possible solutions?
Task 4: Go to the Report a Problem page.
- Discuss with teacher how to report issues.
- List when you might use this page.
- Click the CEOP button.
- Look at the website.
- List when would you use this report button.
The Internet is great for communicating, research and playing games but it requires an understanding of safety and security. This session will look at some of the risks involved when using computers, mobile phones or surfing the internet. We will also look at the different measures to take to secure our personal information.
Task 2: Watch the short film below.
Will this be the future?
We need to protect our computers and devices. We need a firewall.
So, what is a firewall? Watch the video below and then go on to Task 3
Task 3: Go to the Sorted website
Click on the different silhouettes to find out about security and protection.
Answer these questions:
- What is a Firewall?
- What is anti-virus software?
- What is Spyware?
- What is Trojan?
- What can you do about Pop Ups?- How can you prevent SPAM or Phishing Scams?
- What makes a safe password?
Task 4: Practise each security measure:
- Locate the security settings
- Check the Firewall is switched on and Anti-virus is installed
- Locate the junk email icon and know how to report any junk mail as phishing
- Go into Internet Options
- Turn on Pop-up blocker
Task 5: Watch the video on malware
OK, so let’s recap…watch the video to remind yourself of the different types of malware
TOP TIPS FOR A SECURE DEVICE:
- Make sure your Firewall is turned on.
- Install anti-virus software.
- Use strong passwords with numbers and letters.
- Have different passwords for different websites.
- Change your password regularly.
- Only open email attachments from people you trust.
- Regularly back up your files, photos etc.
- Switch browser security settings to high.
- Install recommended updates.
- Turn on Pop-up Blocker
- Don’t post any pictures, videos or messages that you wouldn’t like your parents to see.
Technology and social media is a major part of everyday life for many people. 91% of people now use the internet at home. 64% of people have a Facebook profile. 28% have been abused online. Remember, if you use social media you should present yourself the same as you would in all public places. Online and off, it’s important to represent yourself as the kind of person you want to be. So what is social media?
Task 1: Answer these questions
Talk about the different types of social media- what can you do on them?
What are the risks?
Task 2: Understanding Cyber-bullying
Cyber-bullying is when a persons sends a hurtful message to someone using technology. Perhaps its a text message, or a post, an email or blog. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and write or do something that may seem hilarious at the time. But remember, what you say can really hurt someone, or come back to haunt you. Think before you post. It only takes a second or two. Ask yourself if you really want to say it. Make sure you don’t mind if your friends, classmates or teachers hear about it later.
Also remember that any information you post might be copied, pasted and distributed in ways that you didn’t intend. Before you post, ask yourself – would I be ok if this content was shared widely at school or with my future employer?
If you ever receive hurtful or abusive messages or posts on your profile page you have options. Depending on how serious the situation is, you can ignore it, ask the person to stop, unfriend or block the person, or tell your parents, a teacher, or another adult you trust.
Task 3: Log in to your social media accounts and set up your privacy settings.
Click on the links below to find out how to do certain things on Facebook. Ask others in the group for help.
Top Tip: Disable options, then open them one by one. Its better to set what you need, rather than start with everything accessible.
Blocking and privacy settings in general are very easy to use on most devices. Below are some step by step guides to block people or set your account to private. However, these can often change and look slightly different for different devices or different forms of social media.
Making the changes usually just involves clicking on the settings icon which often looks like a gear cog or padlock like this:
To block someone on Instagram:
- Tap their username to go to their profile.
- Tap (iPhone/iPad) or (Android) in the top right.
- Tap Block.
To report someone’s account:
- Go to their profile and clicknext to their username.
- Select Report user.
- Click the type of account you want to report and follow the on-screen instructions.
Task: Go into your social media accounts on your phone or device and set your privacy settings to private/friends and if there is anyone you don’t know, block them.
TOP TIPS FOR SAFE SOCIAL MEDIA
Don’t share your password with anyone.
Only accept friend requests from people you know.
Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your parents, teachers or employer to see.
Be authentic. The real you is better than anything you might pretend to be.
Set your privacy settings, and review them often.
Task 4: Watch the Video about Grooming
Although it’s against the Facebook terms to lie about your name or age, people still do. Anyone can create a fake profile. So that means you can never know who you are communicating with online.
Never give out your personal details online.
Never arrange to meet with a stranger you’ve met online.
If anything makes you feel uncomfortable, report it.
This section looks at what types of misuse are against the law.
Creating Fake Accounts
Many people think setting up a fake account is a bit of a laugh but the truth is that creating a fake account in someone else’s name is illegal. Click on the newspaper articles below to read the stories and answer the following questions..
Task 1: Talk in your group about fake accounts
- Why do you think people create fake accounts?
- What are the consequences of setting up fake accounts?
Sexting – What is it?
Sexting is when someone shares sexual, naked or semi-naked images or videos of themselves or others, or sends sexually explicit messages.
Messages can be sent using mobiles, tablets, smartphones, laptops – any device that allows you to share media and messages.
Sexting is illegal. This is what the law says:
As we all know, technology has changed the way we watch our favourite movies or TV shows, listen to songs or buy music, and we can view so much content on the internet with our mobile phone, PC or tablet. However, it is illegal to download content without the permission of the owner. It can be very confusing because there are so many sites to view digital media so we will look at different ways to view media legally and how to stay on the right side of the law.
Task 2: Talk in your group about copyright
Copyright is when a person or company creates art, music, film, books, etc – that person has the right to control the use of their work.
- Why do you think copyright is important?
- What do you think will happen if you break copyright laws?
- What do you need to do to make sure you don’t break the law?
If you want to copyright your own work, mark it with the international copyright symbol © followed by the name of the creator.
Task 3: Visit the website ‘The Content Map’
Click here to find different sites where it is legal to watch TV, Film, Music etc.
Task 4: Watch the News Report about online abuse
It is against the law to abuse someone online.
- What happened to these two Twitter Trolls?
- Is it right that people should be punished for cyber-bullying?
- How can we all stop this kind of abuse?
DON’T BE A TROLL, BE A FRIEND!
Remember, just report any online abuse to the online police (CEOP)
TOP TIPS FOR LEGAL USE OF TECHNOLOGY
Use respected sites to view videos, music and TV.
Don’t take someone’s work and pass it off as your own.
Online abuse is illegal, report it!
CEOP is the online police and many sites now have a ‘report button’
Radicalisation and Extremism
During this lesson we will learn about the different types of extremism and how people can be radicalised. Within your group, discuss some of the questions below and read some of the definitions. There are also some videos to watch on the Side by Side website.
Task 1: Q & A
What is radicalisation?
- Radicalisation is the way in which extremists get other people to join them and believe that crime and violence is the right way to support a cause.
What is extremism?
- Ideas and actions that are far outside the ‘norm’. Extremists make things happen by encouraging hatred, violence or with criminal acts.
Who are extremists?
- People stereotype Muslims as extremists because terrorist acts are being carried out by some Muslims…BUT extremists are from different religions, cultures or countries.
So what causes extremism?
- Hopelessness or a sense of powerlessness
- Lack of education and poverty
- Unemployment and despair about the future
- Feeling you are a victim of some injustice
- Occupation of your home country by foreign forces
Task 2: Who are the terrorists?
Take a look at this slideshow to see some of the biggest terror attacks carried out around the world. Try to guess who carried out such awful terror attacks..
Task 3: Side by Side (video stories)
Gather round the screen with your teacher and click the picture to open the web resource below..
Click on the different pages, watch the videos and talk about the way Mark and Louise are targeted by extremists.
So, what is the answer to extremism?
What kind of person is radicalised?
- Feels alone or isolated
- Sense of injustice
- Difficult home life
- Victim of bullying or hate crime
- Desire for status/adventure/excitement
Signs a person is being radicalised:
- Change in behaviour/appearance
- Disassociates from friendship groups
- Locks self away in bedroom – secretive use of internet
- Increase in aggression and violence
- Other criminal activity
- Vocalises extremist views
This session is a recap of what you’ve learned on the e-Safe Award. It is important that you go over the key points that you’ve discussed before taking the final e-Safe test. So, what are the key points?
- The e-Safe Rules
- Types of e-Safety risks
- Malware, SPAM and other viruses
- Keeping your information private
- Reporting an e-Safe issue
- Safe use of social media
- Recognising grooming
- Understanding privacy settings
- Knowing about copyright
One final thing to check is that you have signed the Young Person Acceptable Use Agreement. Your teacher will check for you but you cannot gain the e-Safe Award until you have signed this agreement.
Now that you have revised the e-Safe award, you can take the test.
Click here to complete the questionnaire.
The results will be emailed to Mr Bright and if you pass the test the e-Safe Award will be presented to you in school assembly.
Hello everyone! Welcome to our SMART Award where you will learn all about staying safe with technology.
There are videos to watch, links to websites, games to play and quizzes to take.
To gain the SMART Award you will need to complete the 5 sessions and pass a test. Click on the menu buttons to the right of this page to go to each session.
SMART session 1
What 3 top tips would you give to someone, to stay safe, who has never used the internet before?
Task 2 – SMART RULES
- To understand e-safety you have to know the SMART rules. Read over the SMART rules with your teacher. Pair up with someone in your class and quiz them about what each letter stands for.
- Click here for SMART printouts.
- Watch Chapter 1 of the SMART Crew
A – Accepting emails, instant and direct messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
- Write down what happened in the episode on this postcard
- Write down the advice the SMART Crew gave
SMART session 2
Task 1 – What do you do online?
The internet is an amazing place with lots of great things to do. We can learn all kinds of things from the internet.
Who do you think makes the sites we go on?
Task 2 – Fake Facts
Pair up with a partner and read this story from a website called ‘Facts About Iceland’ then answer the questions below..
The things we see and read on the internet are not always true. Anyone can make a site so it’s important to find out what you’re reading is true by going to another site to check.
Task 3 – REAL or FAKE?
Even photos can be untrue. Look at the 6 different images below. Some have been edited, whilst some are actually real. Vote on whether you think the images are real or fake, and explain your choice.
- Picture 1: FAKE – The colours of this landscape have been edited to seem more vivid.
- Picture 2: FAKE – The picture has been edited to remove the people so the clothes seem to float.
- Picture 3: REAL – This is a real picture of a sinkhole in Guatemala City in 2010.
- Picture 4: FAKE – The colours of the eye have been edited.
- Picture 5: FAKE – The man’s smile has been made to look bigger.
- Picture 6: REAL – This is an optical illusion created by painting a scene on to the side of a building.
How did you do? How many did you guess right?
- Watch Chapter 2 of the SMART Crew
R – Reliable. Information on the internet may not always be true; anyone can put information on the internet. Always check by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows.
SMART session 3
- Digital Footprint Every time you use the internet you leave a trail of where you have been. It is easy to for people to find things out about you. Take a look at the KidSMART website here and find out what we mean by a DIGTAL FOOTPRINT.
- Watch Chapter 3 of the SMART Crew
S – Keep safe by not giving out personal information online. Personal information includes your address, phone numbers and passwords.
Task 3 – Photo Information
- It’s not just sharing your personal information through posts and messages. We have to make sure photos we take and share don’t give too much information about ourselves.
That’s right! This is personal information like what school you go to or how old you are.
What information do we get from these photos?
- School Uniform
- Where you live
- Your group of friends
SMART session 4
Being online can be so much fun but it can also be very upsetting at times, especially if you’re treated unkindly.
- With a partner, look at the list of situations and write down some ways you could make them better..
- Click on the slideshow here which tests how you feel about being kind to others online.
- Watch Chapter 4 of the SMART Crew
T – Tell a parent or carer or teacher if someone or something makes you feel upset.
You can also report the behaviour of others to the sites or games that you are using.
SMART session 5
- Think of the 3 friends or family you connect with the most online.
Why do you like spending time with them online?
- Watch Chapter 5 of the SMART Crew
M – Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous; not everyone online is who they say they are.
It’s best to just stay friends online.
Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
If you ever plan to meet, only do so if you are with your parents or carers.
SMART session 6
Well done, you’ve completed the SMART Award! Make sure you remember these top tips to help you stay safe online and always ask an adult you trust if you are ever worried:
A better internet starts with you…
- It starts with staying safe online.
Keep your personal information safe and check with an adult before you share anything online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and passwords.
Never agree to meet up with someone you only know online. No matter how friendly they might seem or how well you think you know them, they are still a stranger. Always tell a trusted adult if someone online asks to meet up.
- It starts with being a good friend.
Remember that behind every screen is a real person. Being kind and positive online is just as important as being kind and positive face-to-face.
- It starts with saying sorry.
Even when we’re trying really hard to be a good friend online, things can still go wrong. If you ever upset someone online, even if it wasn’t on purpose, then saying sorry is a really powerful and positive action to take.
- It starts with taking a step back.
Being online is great – there are so many fun and exciting things to do! But being connected all the time can get a little stressful. If being online is making you feel worried, upset or confused, it’s always worth taking a step back and having a break from your online activities.
- It starts with asking for help.
It’s okay to feel worried or upset by something you see online – just make sure you speak to someone about it! Always tell an adult you trust if you see anything that worries you online.