YEAR 6

So Social Media

Session: 120 minutes

OVERVIEW

This workshop explores how digital technology has changed the way people communicate. It explores the relationship young people have with social media and why smart phones/tablets are integral to young people’s lives. The session considers the students use of social media in a more in-depth way, using critical thinking and consideration in their online decision-making. 

Students examine the dangers of communicating with people who pretend to be someone else online and how young people can remain safe online. Online privacy is challenging, over-sharing information about  yourself with the wrong people can lead to issues. We highlight the concept of exposing others online and how offline activity that could be coercive or even criminal can be linked to the threat of being exposed.

Sensitive issues relating to social media, grooming, cyber bullying, gaming and inappropriate images are examined and young people are made aware of the law surrounding these issues and are empowered to report abuse if they encounter it.

AIMS

  • This session seeks to keep young people safe online, whilst demonstrating what happens online can hurt them offline.

  • Explores how digital technology has changed the way in which young people communicate

  • Signposts to support services that can assist victims of cyber bullying 

  • Provides advice on social media safety to help improve online resilience

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Increase students understanding of the positives and negatives of social media

  • Highlight the concept of exposing others online and identify how offline activity that could be coercive or even criminal can be linked to the threat of being exposed

  • Identify the capacity for material to go viral across multiple platforms and how you lose control once sent

  • Identify what a screen munch is and why it is not a legally binding agreement and can be used to blackmail others

  • Identify the potential consequences for those who distribute indecent photos of children or expose others online.

  • Identify who can help and what they can do to support victims on online exploitation

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