The students in 4KM and 4KJ have spent a lot of time this term learning about being safe online.
We were involved in a webinar on Safer Internet Day and have completed some great activities about digital footprints, strong passwords and internet safety.
Having a class blog is a terrific way to learn about appropriate online behaviour and “netiquette”. We have blog guidelines which we all follow to make sure we are being safe while blogging.
Today we watched this fun Garfield cartoon about online safety. Just click on the image below to watch it yourself.
There was an important message in the video about remembering the acronym YAPPY.
YAPPY are the personal details that you should not reveal on public spaces online.
YAPPY stands for:
Y – YOUR NAME
A – ADDRESS
P – PASSWORD
P – PHONE NUMBER
Y – YOUR PLANS
The video also reminded us that we should not meet people we connect with over the internet in real life.
The students got creative with the website Make Beliefs Comix to demonstrate their understanding of internet safety and YAPPY.
Make Beliefs Comix allows you to make a comic with two, three or four panels. You can chose from a range of characters, backgrounds, objects, speech bubbles and thought balloons etc. This site is free and doesn’t require you to sign up.
Here are some of the comics that the students produced.
If you want to see the comics in a larger format, click here.