Advice and resources which cut across a number of online safety topics are available from the following websites:
Digiduck’s Big Decision
The Digiduck collection has been created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 – 7 about how to be a good friend online. The collection now includes a book, PDF and interactive app.
Smartie the Penguin
An e-safety story for 3 to 7 year olds.The story covers the following 3 themes;
– Pop ups and in app purchasing
– Inappropriate websites for older children
The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew
For 7 – 11 year olds, the animation has 5 short episodes that highlight the five different SMART rules. In each episode, the main characters are faced with a difficult online situation and call on the help of the SMART crew. The SMART Crew are a group of online ‘experts’, who listen carefully to Kara and Winston and assist them in making safe and responsible decisions online.
The Adventures of Captain Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew can be viewed in one sitting, or as five separate chapters. Watching each one separately, over the course of a half term programme of study, is preferable; to take full advantage of the suggested SMART follow-up activities, to reinforce the learning that has taken place. The full movie lasts for just over eighteen minutes, and each individual chapter lasts around three and a half minutes.
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The aim of the films is to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help.
Web Super Skills
The Vodafone Foundation and Mind Candy, creators of Moshi Monsters, teamed up to develop an exciting internet safety pack for four to 10-year-olds.The aim of the Web Super Skills cards, which focus on five internet safety messages and feature favourite pet Moshi Monsters, is to help parents to encourage good online safety habits as soon as (or even before) their son or daughter starts using the internet and to do it in a way that engages children and makes them think.
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