Pupil opportunity: BBC Live Lesson for Safer Internet Day

By Tim Bradbury posted 31-01-2024 09:04


Safer Internet Day 2024 Live Lesson - Tuesday 6 February 2024 11:00

To mark Safer Internet Day 2024, BBC Teach is inviting pupils to become digital detectives.

Join presenters Georgie Barrat, CBBC’s Rhys Stephenson and Blue Peter’s Abby Cook for a Live Lesson from the National Robotarium in Edinburgh. It will demystify the technology of the future, offering insights into the world of Artificial Intelligence technology and helping children to safely navigate the digital landscape.

The programme will be available to watch on the BBC Teach website. Get involved by emailing your shoutouts to

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What is Safer Internet Day?

As a teacher, you play an important role in shaping your students' understanding and practices regarding internet use. Safer Internet Day serves as an annual reminder and an opportunity to highlight the importance of digital literacy and online safety in your classroom. Here's how you can mark Safer Internet Day in your school:

  1. Teach About Online Risks: Discuss the various types of online risks, such as cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate content, and the potential dangers of sharing personal information. Emphasize the importance of maintaining privacy and the implications of digital footprints.

  2. Promote Positive Online Behaviour: Encourage students to practice kindness and respect online. Foster an environment where they can share their experiences and discuss solutions to negative interactions, such as blocking or reporting inappropriate behaviour.

  3. Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy: Equip students with the skills to differentiate between reliable and unreliable information. Teach them to question the credibility of sources and to verify information before sharing.

  4. Encourage Open Dialogue: Create a safe space for students to talk about their online experiences. Regular discussions can demystify the internet and guide students to make informed and safer choices.

  5. Parental Involvement: Engage with parents to ensure a joined up approach to online safety. Share resources and strategies that can be used at home to reinforce the principles taught at school.

  6. Utilise Resources: There are numerous resources, lesson plans, and activities available specifically for Safer Internet Day. These resources are designed to be engaging and educational, making it easier for you to integrate them into your curriculum.

By adopting these practices, you not only celebrate Safer Internet Day but also contribute to a sustained, long-term effort to ensure the digital wellbeing of your students.