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Stay safe online

These resources are to be looked at and discussed with your teacher in the classroom. Please talk to your teacher if anything here worries you about yourself or a friend.

Here are some hints and tips from the Centre for Child Protection to keep yourself safe online. Some elements from our simulations Lottie and Zak that can be looked at by all ages have been included here. If you want to see the whole of the simulations, addressing more serious aspects of online grooming, details are below.

Please note: the deadline for competition posters has been extended to 31st March 2017 to allow the worksheets to be planned into school schedules for the rest of term.

Please enter your email address here and submit, then select the 'Keep Safe Online with Lottie or Zak worksheet' to download and print:

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Meet Lottie - her brother has gone into her social media account!

Meet Lottie, she is 14 years old:

Lottie

Some people enjoy trying to get into other people's social media.

Thankfully for Lottie it was Nick, her brother. This time.

Lottie's brother

Imagine if it was a stranger instead of her brother?

This worksheet shows some of Lottie’s social media posts for you to think about. Download the full worksheet with learning objectives and outcomes.

STARTER

lottie

1. If Lottie was your friend, can you write 3 things you might suggest to keep her information safe?

Imagine if you were Lottie - what could they find out about you from what you have posted below?

2. What might Lottie be telling people about herself here?

Lottie checked in at school

2. What might Lottie be telling people about herself here?

Lottie post

3. Why might this not be a good photo to post?

Lottie photo

5.What advice would you give to a friend about staying safe online?

6.Write a tweet with no more than 140 letters summarising what you have learnt about internet safety.  Include #SID2017.

Perhaps you could create a class poster to make it clear including your points and enter it into the poster competition below.

Lottie Poster Competition

Now you have enough information to create a poster to show your friends how to stay safe online.  Include:

  • At least 6 pieces of advice
  • A slogan
  • At least 2 images

The Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent will award a prize for the best poster for each age group: KS2 KS3 KS4. The winning poster will not necessarily be the most perfect or the neatest, but the one with the most impact.  A £20 voucher will be sent to your teacher to buy something for your school. The winning posters will be added to our website as a news item.

Important - Add your name, class, KS1, 2 or 3, school, school address and teacher’s email address on the back

Deadline: 31st March 2017. Notification of winners will be sent out 25th April. (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Email your posters to ccp@kent.ac.uk with subject: SID Lottie Poster or post to:
 
SID Lottie poster, The Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent,
Cornwallis North East, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT27NF

Meet Zak - he needs advice about online friends

Zak is 18years old and has just left home to go to university.
He has to live away from the main campus.
He has to make new friends as his old friends did not come to his university.
He is lonely and decides to send some friend requests to improve his social life.
This worksheet shows some of Zak’s social media posts for you to think about. Download the full worksheet with learning objectives and outcomes.

zak

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ZAK ROOM

1. If Zak was your friend, can you suggest 3 ways he might make new friends safely?

Imagine if you were Zak, and look at the following 3 social media posts.

rage76

2. How can Zak ensure Rage76 is who he/she says he/she is as there is no profile photo?

crasey123

3. Crasey123 has seen a picture that Zak’s friend posted on his timeline. What advice might you give a friend who wants to post a picture of themselves or of a friend?

freya

4. Freya is Zak’s girlfriend.  She is worried as Zak has become distant and losing touch.  What might she have noticed and how can she help?

5. What advice would you give to a friend about online friends?

6. Write a tweet with no more than 140 letters summarising what you have learnt about keeping safe with online friends.  Include #SID2017.

Now enter the poster competition...

 

Zak Poster Competition

Now you have enough information to create a poster to show your friends how to handle friend requests.  Include:

  • At least 6 pieces of advice
  • A slogan
  • At least 2 images

The Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent will award a prize for the best poster for each age group: KS2 KS3 KS4. The winning poster will not necessarily be the most perfect or the neatest, but the one with the most impact.  A £20 voucher will be sent to your teacher to buy something for your school. The winning posters will be added to our website as a news item.

Important - Add your name, class, KS1, 2 or 3, school, school address and teacher’s email address on the back

Deadline: 31st March 2017. Notification of winners will be sent out 25th April. (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Email your posters to ccp@kent.ac.uk with subject: SID Zak Poster or post to:
 
SID Zak poster, The Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent,
Cornwallis North East, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT27NF

Answers to Meeting Lottie, see if you included these points...

  1. What could Lottie do to make sure her information is safe?
  1. Make sure her privacy settings are private/friends only.
  2. Make sure none of her passwords are saved, do not select ‘remember me’.
  3. Do not share passwords or write them down. Pick clever passwords like Iempbmmh8t – remember this by ‘I eat mince pies but my mum hates them’ you’ll be surprised how you remember them when it’s about you!

ALSO: Don’t give out any of your personal information like your email address, name and address.

  1. What might Lottie be telling people about herself here?
  1. That she is at school, and where her school is.
  2. It may be possible from geo-location to work out where she lives.

c)From the school website someone workout what time Lottie will be travelling to and from school.
ALSO: Remember to check your location settings on all your devices (Tablet, phone, PC).

  1. What might Lottie be telling people about herself here?
  1. She is home alone.
  2. She has a brother.
  3. She will also be at home without an adult in the evening.

ALSO: If she has geotagged herself at home this means everyone knows where she lives.

  1. Why might this not be a good photo to post?

 

  1. Any image posted on the internet could be shared even if your account is private. Friends could share it and you have no idea if their accounts are private or who their friends are.
  2. She is in her bedroom.
  3. The photo is a bit suggestive/revealing.

ALSO: Think about every image you share, would you be happy for your parent/carer or head teacher to see it.

  1. What advice would you give to a friend about staying safe online?
  1. Only be friends online with people you are friends with in real life, take some time to get to know new friends before adding them to your social media.
  2. Only share pictures you would be happy for your head teacher to see.
  3. Talk to your parents/ carers about things happening online.
  4. Tell a trusted grown up if something doesn’t feel right or you see something scary online.

ALSO:If you lie about your age on a social media site you will be shown inappropriate adverts. If you say you are 20, you will see ads for dating sites. If you say you are 80 you will see adds for walking sticks.

 

Answers to Meeting Zak, see if you included these points...

Answers:

  1. If Zak was your friend, can you suggest 3 ways he might make new friends?
  1. Join a club such as football, walking club, photography, they will give him things to do as a group in the lunch breaks and after university and weekends.
  2. Think about working – there are usually many cafes/restaurants on campus and he would meet new people
  3. Use social media safely
  1. How can Zak ensure Rage76 is who he/she says he/she is as there is no profile photo?
  1. Take a look at the profile before accepting the friend request, usually there is some information you can see publicly.
  2. Ask around to see if anyone knows the person
  3. Don’t accept friend requests if no profile photo and you don’t know them in real life.

 

  1. What advice might you give a friend who wants to post a picture of themselves or of a friend?
  1. Make sure your own privacy settings are set to friends only.
  2. Ask your friend before posting and respect their decision
  3. Think about the picture – is it appropriate? Is it giving away any information that might make someone vulnerable if someone else saw it?

Also: Any image posted on the internet could be shared even if your account is private. Friends could share it and you have no idea if their accounts are private or who their friends are.

  1. What might Freya have noticed and how can she help?
  1. She might have noticed his habits have changed
  2. She could let someone know that she is worried
  3. She might have noticed his interests have become different and he could be vulnerable

(5)What advice would you give to a friend about online friends?

  1. Only be friends online with people you are friends with in real life, take some time to get to know new friends before adding them to your social media.
  2. Your online friend may be lying, be cautious and keep on your toes.
  3. Tell a trusted grown up if something doesn’t feel right or you see something scary online.

 

Teachers - more information and training

You can have access to the full simulation to use with young people in the classroom or one-to-one. We run half day sessions on both Lottie and Zak and can run discounted group sessions if you wanted to get a group together at your premises. At the moment there is a Kent and Medway Schools discount and the sessions cost £60 each. Email us for more details or to discuss further.

Further details on all our training sessions is available here.


 
 

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Last Updated: 17/03/2017