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Security

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to keep your information secure on the internet
  • Learn 6 ways to practice strong security skills

Just 4 steps to complete the episode!

  1. 1.Watch the short 3-minute animated video with the children. Play it a few times!
  2. 2.Discuss the video with the children using our conversation guide to help you.
  3. 3.Ask each child to complete the Kahoot! Quiz below.
  4. 4.Print the Activity Sheet below as homework for the children.
It is strongly recommended that each episode is delivered by a parent or teacher to children for maximum educational impact.

STEP 1

How to Protect your Security Online

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STEP 2

Conversation Guide

Useful questions and answers to help you guide the conversation with kids

What kind of information is personal information?
It can be any personal information about you, such as your name, password, date of birth, location, home address, photos, videos, contact information/email address. Even the number of candles on your cake in a photo can give away your date of birth!
What does ‘being secure’ on the internet mean?

It means that all your personal information stored on devices, apps, and games are safe and they cannot be taken by others online.

How can you be tricked into giving away personal information online?

Clicking on links or pop ups or ads, being offered free stuff if you share some personal information, (username and password). Sometimes when you click a link you could be downloading malicious software (a virus) and you won’t even know it’s happening.

Why do people want your personal information?

Companies can then target you with adverts, (to make money). They can share or sell your information to other companies for the same reason (to make money)

What security skills will protect you online?
  1. Use strong long passwords
  2. Research new Apps and games before you download/use them. Check the reviews and ratings.
  3. Use https:// (green lock  )
  4. Don’t click on suspicious pop ups or links.
  5. Use Privacy settings (and think before you say something online!)
  6. Install internet security on your devices (get help from a parent).
STEP 3

Take the Kahoot! Quiz

STEP 4

Homework Activity Sheet

This is a great homework activity for children to challenge their skills, reinforcing what they have learned.

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Each episode consists of:

  • A short three-minute animated video
  • A conversation guide to support teachers/parents (It’s basically a Q&A for kids)
  • A Kahoot! Quiz to reinforce the learning
  • A popular and fun activity sheet; a great homework activity to engage all the family at home.
It is strongly recommended that each episode is delivered by a parent or teacher to children for maximum educational impact.

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