This week we are having a school focus on SAFETY. Over the week, we will be looking at e-safety, road safety and safety on the water.
Today we are going to look at e-safety in a little more detail. We have talked about this and revisit it regularly in class as it is such an important area of safety to understand. This link with Article 16 and 17 on the Rights of the Child which are:
Look through the PowerPoint to remind yourself what we mean by e-safety and how we can be safe online.
Our focus this week is to think about the reliability of information on the internet.
TASK 2: Watch the video below which was created by a group of children. They have created an information video about meercats but included some 'FAKE FACTS'. Can you spot the genuine information and the fake facts?
Have a look at the website below which tells us all about the Tree Octopus.
What are your thoughts about this website?
Is the information on this website accurate?
How do you know? How can you tell?
What could you do to check the authenticity of this information?
Finally I would like you look through the following 5 scenarios. For each one, decide if it is okay, it's not okay, you are not sure or it depends. Please give reasons for your choice.
eg. I don't think this is okay because.....
Remember, anyone can post information online so always consider who wrote the information and the purpose of the information. Just because a website looks professional, it doesn't mean that it is accurate.
Always double check your information or ask a trusted adult.