Safer Internet Day is just around the corner; Tuesday 6th February 2018. Are you prepared for it?

Children and young people are digital natives; a term used for the generations who have grown up with computers. Many young people know the ‘Save’ icon in Microsoft Word, but would they know what to do with a floppy disk if they saw one in real life?

The message is getting through; children and young people are becoming more savvy to dangers lurking online. However, research tells us that they may not know what to do, or how to react, when they see something that upsets them online.

This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you. Inspired by this, we have created a presentation that you can use in your classroom.

The presentation and accompanying lesson plan covers three case studies, inspired by a composite of real events. They cover Sextortion, Sexting and Anonymous Messaging, giving pupils the opportunity to think about the consequences of what they say online and crucially, who they can go to if they make a mistake.

E-mail this page to yourself to easily access the resources on a desktop computer.