Internet Safety

We’ll be completing a project on Responsible Internet Use over the next three weeks. This will cover:

1. Internet Safety: To include acceptable behaviour in communicating online, being careful online, (via any medium including social networks and chat) the passing out of personal details and arrangments regarding meeting up of new online friends. This lesson comes with a questionnaire from the ThinkUKnow website.

2. Cyber bullying: To include aspects of harassment, bullying, stalking, and any other type of abuse.

Image from the NSTeens website.

Watch the short videos below which cover the principles of online safety which we talk about in class.

Take care when setting up an online profile.

Post to be Private: Know who you’re “Friending”.

Tracking Teresa: How hard is it to track children online?

Try some of the following quizzes: (Image from:

Cyber Bullying Quiz Do you know how to deal with cyber bullies?

Online Gaming Quiz How safe do you keep yourself when gaming online?

Netiquette Do you know how to behave politely online?

Cyber Defence Quiz

Complete the Cyber Bullying report

3. Other factors to be aware of: Phishing scams, virus downloads, data protection (not to use other students login details, log off if one finds a computer with a staff member logged in) copyright and plagiarism of online resources.

Our first step is to get students to answer a questionnaire regarding their online habits. Click on the image of the girl below to be taken to the form. PLease DO NOT enter your surname – only your first name.

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Students are encouraged to visit the web links to the right hand side of the blog entry, in their own time.