Useful ICT Weblinks relating to the use of E-safety (Session 4) Lucy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

The above website is a useful resource which can be used when teaching children about e-safety. The website is interactive and engaging, for example children can explore internet safety issues through playing games, playing quizzes, watching videos and listening to music all relating to e-safety. The great thing about this website is that it makes cross-curricular links, for example one of the videos about e-safety is linked to horrible histories, it is based on the Victorians. Some of the video are also quite funny, this would engage children and would help them to understand the importance of serious issues.  Furthermore, the videos are designed to captivate children, for example one of the videos consists of a song about e-safety which is sung to the soundtrack of a one direction song. Finally, many of the videos have children in them, this suggests that children are more likely to listen to the message being given out as the safety issue could easily affect them, having a child in the video would help them to empathise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13908828

The link above leads to another great website which can be used as a resource when teaching children about e-safety. The website contains a video  portraying the different e-safety issues. We watched the video in our ICT seminar and it made me feel engaged and captivated. The video used real children, this is important as children watching the video would be able to empathise and put themselves in the position of the child in the video. Finally, the video is told like a story in parts,this would interest children as many children love to hear stories.

http://webfronter.com/rbkc/tomatospider/

This is another website which we were introduced to in the seminar, this resource would be useful when teaching children about e-safety. The website talks about a tomato spider, the intention of this website is ti help children to distinguish between true information and fake information. The website is aimed at getting children to understand that not everything that they read online is true, furthermore, there is also a deeper message that people that children talk to online are not always that person in real life.

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