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Here is a collection of activities that teachers and students can do together to learn about and with the internet. Safe, clever and responsible student education is the aim, not just for today, but forever.

1/ Global2 

Build a class blog to tell your community how to build a better internet together. Share the word, the resources below and the things you are all committing to do to make 2015 a safer internet year. All Victorian teachers and students are able to create Global2 blogs. Start with a class blog and you can even keep it private or password protected until you want to share it with the world.

2/ Posti

POSTi Network is designed to raise awareness about the implications of inhabiting the cyber environment. Part game, part performance, the Posti Network aims to prepare young users of cyberspace with a shared understanding about their place and responsibility as digital citizens – especially their online behaviour and relationships.

Activity Ideas: Sign up (to save game progress) and play. Create a script using Storyboard Generator

3/ Bullying – an interactive (primary students)  

Follow Ben, Will, Chen, Bella, Shannon and Waleed through six challenging moments in their life. In each situation they have a difficult decision to make. It’s up to you to show them the way. Within this module, students are encouraged to discuss and learn about issues relating to cyberbullying, including bystander behaviour, lying and pretending, self-respect and respect for others and acceptance and difference.
Activity Ideas: Activity Guide for Teachers of Primary School Students: Bullying 

4/ Social media – an interactive (primary students)
Caitlin, Luciana, Amit, Eli, Malachi and Madi are venturing into the exciting world of social media and suddenly find themselves amongst some awkward stuff. It’s up to you to help them safely navigate these tricky situations. Within this module, students are encouraged to discuss issues in the field of digital citizenship including, internet safety, privacy and security, digital footprint and reputation, responsibilities and rights as creators in online spaces.
Activity Ideas: Activity Guide for Teachers of Primary Students: Social Media

5/ Visit Hector’s World (young students)

Hector and his friends enjoy playing computer games and chatting online. They use their computers, the internet and mobile phones the cyber smart way. Explore the online world with Hector and find out how to stay safe.

6/ Jigsaw – Think you know

Jigsaw shows that when you talk to people online and tell them too much about yourself, you might as well be inviting them through your front door. Before viewing this film, discuss with your class what they know about social networking sites, and which ones they use?

Activity Ideas: Use the Social Networking Detective lesson plan and resources. Design an online profile for yourself. Discuss what is safe and not safe to include. Complete this Cybersmart lesson plan (Activity 2&3)

7/ Let’s Fight It Together

Let’s Fight It Together is a short film based on real events addressing the issues related to cyberbullying. It tells the story of a teenager who becomes the target of bullying via the internet and his mobile phone. The film shows a number of ways in which cyberbullying can occur, who it involves, and how it can affect different people in the school community.

Activity Ideas: The UK site features post film interviews with the characters. What excuses did Kim have? What could Rob have done? What was he feeling?The characters and films include  Kim (the bully), Teacher, Mum, Rob (bystander) and Joe (the target). Before you show these to students get them to predict the excuses the characters will use or advice they could offer, and present their ideas in Storyboard Generator 

8/ How Cybersmart are you?
Do the online quiz and explore the rest of the Kids site at the eSafety commission.

Other Safer Internet Day classroom activities and resources will also be found on the eSafety Commission’s website  by clicking on the Safer Internet Day banner.

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