The Computing Zone
Stay Safe Online

Bronze Criteria

<> You can understand the risks associated with Social Networking and Cyberbullying.
<> You know about safe practice when using the Internet and how to report concerns
<> Know that personal responsibilities extend to online activities.
<> You understand the consequences of inappropriate actions when using online systems and social media
<> You can create a presentation to highlight key information.
<> You can combine a range of information in your presentation e.g. text, images links etc.

Silver Criteria

<> The information presented is consistently formatted and accurate.
<> You can present your information in a suitable style for the target audience.
<> You can evaluate your work effectively and make changes if required.
<> You know how to protect their online identity and privacy
<> You know how to stay safe when using online systems and social media

Gold Criteria

<> Know how to recognise and avoid cyber crime
<> Your presentation is effective and tailored specifically for your target audience.
<> All content is error free and correct.
<> Your evaluation is thorough and changes made are suitable.
<> You have extended your work to offer advice to students requiring help.


Attachment - A file which is ‘attached’ and sent with a standard text email message. Often photographs or Word documents are attached to emails.

Online – Describes when your devise is connected to the internet.
Username - A series of letters and numbers you type into your computer, email account or other computer network service to tell it who you are.

Password - A series of letters, numbers and characters that you enter to get into your computer, internet connection, email or websites that you are registered with.

Social Networking – The activity of creating personal and business relationships with other people especially by sharing information, personal messages, etc., on the Internet.

Cyber Bullying – The use of a computer or phone to bully a person, by sending messages that could cause distress or intimidation.

SPAM - Junk email sent to many people at once, usually involving advertising or offering services. SPAM is very deeply frowned upon by most internet users, and where it involves advertising or a false return address it is particularly disliked.

Virus – A piece of code designed to reproduce and damage data or system performance.

Junk email - Direct marketing sent by email rather than by the post.

Logging in - Using a username and password to prove your identity so that you can enter your computer or internet account.

Download - Getting a file onto your computer from another computer on the internet.

Firewall - A program which sits between your computer and the internet and watches for hacking, viruses or unapproved data transfer.

Email - Electronic mail. Messages (sometimes with attachments) sent over the internet from one email address to another.

Hacking - Unauthorised access to a computer, its files and programs by a ‘hacker’, a computer expert who can break through its security.

Anti-virus - Anti-virus software helps protect your computer from viruses.



Social Networking and Cyberbullying
Looking at your responsabilities online…

You are going to begin by looking at a range of information regarding online safety and using this to build your understanding. Use the links below to access the information.

Use the links on Social Networking and Cyberbullying to do some research, making detailed notes containing advice on how young people can protect themselves online.

Using these notes, create a presentation based on the following criteria:

<> It is aimed at 11-13 year olds
<> It can have images and your own videos
<> Will offer young people advice on staying safe online,
<> Include details of who young people can get in touch with if they need confidential advice

Evaluating your work
Making sure you have met your criteria…

Having created your presentation, it is important to get feedback in order to improve. You will now evaluate your presentation using the steps below:

<> Ask your friends what they think of your presentation
<> Fully evaluate your work using your own opinion and feedback
<> What do your friends think?
<> What do you like about your work?
<> What don’t you like about it?
<> What would you do to improve?

Once you have completed the evaluation, you will need to make any improvements you feel are required.

Gold Advice and Guidance Task
Hitting the highest level…

Well done if you have managed to complete the tasks above, however there is still a lot more to understand about being safe online. You should now use your search skills to find out how you might be able to help a friend who is having difficulty online.

You should produce a short advice sheet that you can share with other students if you feel they would benefit from reading it.

If you need to get in touch with Mr McG then this is the way….

What's your name?
Thank you [name], that's great.

Can I ask where you are from?
Hey [name], can I ask where you are from?
Hey [name], which class are you in?
OK [name], thanks for that.

I will need your email address so I can get back to you!!
Thanks [name], nearly there.

What can I help you with?

Thanks [name] from [whichclass][location], Mr McG will get your message…"
[message]"…and will get back to you ASAP via [email]. Catch you soon.

Thank you [name], Mr McG got your message.
Thanks [name], Mr McG will get back to you as soon as he can!!

Have a great day!!

K McGuinness - 2018

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