How to Teach Internet Safety In Schools.

by | Feb 22, 2019

How to Teach Internet Safety In Schools.

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This new report from Adrienne Katz & Dr Aiman El Asam, in partnership with Internet Matters highlights the challenges that young people face around internet safety. It explores how we can help young people to manage these challenges. It’s an illuminating read for teachers, educators, parents and anyone who works with young people.
 
There are many insights in the report that help us understand the challenges around delivering effective internet safety education. The report highlight the need for a greater understanding of the motivations behind young peoples online behaviour, and a more nuanced approach.
 
Some of the main insights for educators are:
 

1. One size doesn’t fit all

Using a one size fits all message will not effectively address the diverse way young people are currently engaging with the internet. Due to the complexity of the online world, a more specialist knowledge of young people’s online behaviours, and what drives these behaviours will be useful.

2. Understand how motivation outweighs rules

Internet safety education that scaremongers followed by rules is shown to be in-effective. Young people want to consider themselves as digitally competent. Their emotional needs will often override the rules they have been told, or they may feel the rules they have learnt do not apply to them.
 
Check out the full report here.
 
Would you like us to visit your school?
 
We deliver interactive and engaging Internet Safety Workshops and Internet Safety Shows throughout the year.
 
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